intelligible

[ in-tel-i-juh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF intelligible
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The generous "twinge of pain," to which she confesses, was intelligible.

To make this intelligible to the English, some comments are necessary.

It further happened that Mrs Plornish, not being philosophical, was intelligible.

He would find it noisy and tedious, even if it were intelligible.

You will therefore find it intelligible that reasonable men cannot break our laws.

He moved to substitute the simple and intelligible expression, "Hebedam."

Nevertheless, she refuses to marry me, and will give no intelligible reason.

"The coordinates would not be intelligible to you," he said.

May I suppose that you have this distinction of the visible and intelligible fixed in your mind?

And thus arose the distinction of the visible and the intelligible.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "able to understand," from Latin intelligibilis, intellegibilis "that can understand, that can be understood," from intellegere "to understand" (see intelligence). In English, sense of "capable of being understood" first recorded c.1600. Related: Intelligibly.

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