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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREAKABLE

Well, anyway, I am going to take Diana a Christmas egg, breakable or not.

These things were breakable, and for all he knew then, had been completely destroyed.

Here is a trifle—to take the place of the fan; it isn't so breakable.

The Huns were found to be resistible, vulnerable, breakable.

Remember, however, that to be breakable is not the same as to be perishable.

At last the Lion, now broken in every breakable place, had rest, for Baby Jane was safe.

"They will be safer," she said to herself, and she filled a box with cotton in which to pack some of her breakable keepsakes.

Meat, eggs, fruit, and all bodies containing water become hard as steel and as breakable as glass.

Some of these foreign elements, like the -ize of materialize or the -able of breakable, are even productive to-day.

The sad part of the matter was that Mrs. Lathrop was not only kickable but breakable as well.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from break (v.) + -able. As a noun, breakables is attested from 1820.

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