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synonyms for governable

  • controllable
  • docile
  • submissive
  • workable
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How to use governable in a sentence

If left to a late period they retain all the impetuous ferocity of the male sex, and are scarcely governable.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME V (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
The rage of the outlaw grew momently darker and less governable.
GUY RIVERS: A TALE OF GEORGIAWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS
We are almost in love with one another: but she is most egregiously ugly; but perfectly well-bred, and governable as I please.
THE JOURNAL TO STELLAJONATHAN SWIFT
This latter would make the Men more governable, and consequently better Troops, and all together would make a great Noise.
AN ENQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF HONOUR, AND THE USEFULNESS OF CHRISTIANITY IN WARBERNARD MANDEVILLE
They exist partly as producers to maintain, partly as governable matter to obey, the Guardians; and to be cared for by them.
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME IV (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
Herein we find suggestive hints concerning the natural man; he must be governed from without, till he become self-governable.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
He chose to remain away until it should have sufficiently worn down to be governable.
AURORA THE MAGNIFICENTGERTRUDE HALL
What he does not like will then be the forbidding law of a most governable people, what he does like the consenting.
THE CELT AND SAXON, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
But the baroness and he were of one opinion, that Alvan in love was not likely to be governable by prudent counsel.
THE TRAGIC COMEDIANS, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Even ambition, the least governable of all human passions, could then yield to the necessities of the State.
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WORDS RELATED TO GOVERNABLE

  • administrable
  • governable
  • tractable
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