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He only insists that this natural fitness shall be intelligibly explained.

I did not comprehend the service, and cannot intelligibly describe it.

Who was going to take him over the house, explain things to him intelligibly?

No one in this hotel could speak a word of English intelligibly.

Failing in that, the proof was intelligibly found in the weekly returns.

Still there are propositions which we might intelligibly use.

What I know I want really to know, intelligibly and clearly.

Possibly the following series of tables will serve our purpose most intelligibly.

"Let me see her and hear it from her own lips," was all he could utter at all intelligibly.

He spoke once intelligibly and calmly of the nearing separation.

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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