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I do not think a single objection which is made to woman suffrage is tenable.

But this view, if tenable then, has long since been abandoned.

Truly, it is tenable that the world exists only in consciousness.

The reader must judge whether this position is tenable or not.

It had been for some time seen that the town of Portsmouth was not a tenable post.

Yet there could be as little doubt that no other theory was tenable.

Whether his positions were tenable or flimsy, they had been openly taken.

There is, however, no argument here, and the theory is not a tenable one.

She has seen that the affair is a little too deep for that, and the field not tenable.

This, on the whole, seems to be considered the most tenable interpretation.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French tenable, from Old French (12c.), from tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep" (see tenet).

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