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synonyms for colorable

  • believable
  • convincing
  • credible
  • creditable
  • probable
  • specious
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How to use colorable in a sentence

Sports satisfy these requirements of substantial futility together with a colorable make-believe of purpose.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
What colorable reason could be assigned, in a country so situated, for such vast augmentations of the military force?
THE FEDERALIST PAPERSALEXANDER HAMILTON, JOHN JAY, AND JAMES MADISON
If he asks, I shall contrive to find some colorable pretext, probably that you were jealous of me!
LETTERS OF TWO BRIDESHONORE DE BALZAC
For no colorable dede or deceytful trompery can serue the excuse of any notable wyckednesse.
THE PALACE OF PLEASUREWILLIAM PAINTER
Men were also harassed with informations of intrusion upon scarce colorable titles.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.I., PART C.DAVID HUME
The enclosed paper, No. 9, is the only colorable evidence of this which has come to my knowledge.
THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, VOL. I (OF 9)THOMAS JEFFERSON
Has he any documents or proof to render the suspicion colorable?
ABRIDGMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS, FROM 1789 TO 1856, VOL. II (OF 16)THOMAS HART BENTON
Yet they could not dare to exercise this power except for a cause which was at least colorable in each case.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOL. IIJOHN T. MORSE
Then she began to seek some colorable ground for what she had heard as she went past the screen behind which he had been working.
THE EMPEROR, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
All that, it was hinted, was a mere colorable contrivance to be used in case of detection.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. XXIII.--APRIL, 1852.--VOL. IV.VARIOUS
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