assailable assailable

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not defended or capable of being defended

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Usage(s):

  1. If you can form a circle of mutual congratulation then your position becomes even less assailable.
  2. The wisdom of the State Department's restriction may be questioned, but its legal authority is less assailable.

Quotes

  1. This is no defence for drug cheating, but as Herman Melville wrote, "All that most maddens and torments . . . all truth with malice in it . . . all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick."
    on Aug 11, 2007 By: Herman Melville Source: Times Online

  2. In the movie Chariots of Fire the character played by Sir John Gielgud says, "games are indispensable in helping to complete an education. They create character, they foster courage, honesty and leadership. But most of all an assailable sense of...
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: John Gielgud Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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