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The direction was west; then north-west, tolerably straight.

As soon as I was tolerably composed I returned to the parlour.

This arrangement left us tolerably free to do as we pleased, on board.

And yet she was tolerably certain that he knew no more than she did what Was going to happen.

When the blood of the party was tolerably warmed, Vivian addressed them.

Put a little water at the bottom of the dish, and a little paste on the edge; then cover it with a tolerably thick paste.

To take stains out of marble, make a tolerably thick mixture of unslaked lime finely powdered, with some strong soap-ley.

Let it stand by the fire to rise for an hour and a half, then make it into a loaf, and bake it in a tolerably brisk oven.

Along the corridor I sped and into the common-room, which at the moment was tolerably full.

If her temper was tolerably exalted, it was well chastened to boot.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "bearable," from Middle French tolerable (14c.), from Latin tolerabilis "that may be endured," from tolerare "to tolerate" (see toleration). Meaning "moderate, middling, not bad" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Tolerably.

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