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They are considered only to the extent that they are viable consumers.

In the second case the cancer is operable and the child is viable.

If the child is viable it must be delivered as quickly as possible.

But Mr. Shaw will not mould his material into viable shapes.

I put on a good deal of it and there were at least some viable grains in the lot.

On what lines must the metamorphosis be effected in order to arrive at a viable creations?

It may die immediately afterwards, and it is not necessary that the child be viable.

At times the child is viable, and a precedent caesarean section will save it.

Everyone – Russia included – want the Serbs to cease to be a viable fighting force.

Some pollen will keep, viable for three weeks, under these conditions, possibly longer.

WORD ORIGIN

1828, from French viable "capable of life" (1530s), from vie "life" (from Latin vita "life;" see vital) + -able. Originally of newborn infants; generalized sense is first recorded 1848. Related: Viably; viability.

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