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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESENTABLE

She had still much to do, ere she could be presentable for college.

I would not have him see you such a horrible figure—not presentable!

And I hastened to seek a presentable lounge-suit from his bags.

I was scarcely in a presentable condition, travel-stained as I was.

It should be as fanciful as possible, so as just to be presentable in Society.

Nancy was hectoring it over him and pulling him about to make him presentable.

He saw the road, only a rod away, and suddenly reflected that he was not presentable.

There is no doubt about it, Gordon is the most presentable man that ever breathed.

In other respects he was presentable, and his flannels very clean.

On the outside, at any rate, their copies looked most presentable.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., of a benefice; also, in law, "liable to formal charge of wrongdoing," from present (v.) + -able. Meaning "suitable in appearance" is from 1800. Related: Presentably.

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