bearable bearable  /ˈbɛ rə bəl/


  • (adj) capable of being borne though unpleasant



  1. Heading out into the estuary of the Derwent River can be hair-raising when the Southern Ocean is choppy, but it's bearable on a large, luxury, high-speed catamaran.
  2. As time passes, the chronology gets jumbled; we fumble on the details; we reimagine the past to make it more coherent, meaningful, bearable.


  1. Las Vegas gas prices expected to remain level for summer

    It might not make the heat any more bearable, but Las Vegas Valley motorists will have something to be thankful for this summer: Gas prices should remain level throughout the summer.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Sun

  2. We Came Up With 5 Delicious Beer Cocktails For Summer

    Sweltering temperatures usually make us long for tall, cold drinks with beads of condensation dripping down the side, beverages that make the heat more bearable.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Brett Morales: Prospect Profile for Cincinnati Reds' 24th-Round Pick

    Player:  Brett Morales Drafted by: Cincinnati Reds (No. 735 overall) Position:  RHP DOB:  1/10/1995 (Age: 18) Height/Weight:  6’2”/185 lbs. Bats/Throws:  R/R School:  King High School (FL) Previously Drafted:  N/A   Background While there's no doubt that the overall strength of the Florida high school crop is down this year, players like Brett Morales make it bearable. A good athlete who has ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. ...Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg and chairman of the 16-nation euro area, told Handelsblatt business daily that Germany's debt mountain was "excessive and scarcely bearable for the next generation."
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Jean-Claude Juncker Source: AFP

  2. "For the Islamic state of Afghanistan, it is by no means bearable any more for parts of our country to be under the occupation of criminals, drug traffickers, al Qaeda and terrorist Taliban," Spanta told a news conference.
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Rangeen Dadfar Spanta Source: Reuters India

  3. "My goal is to get to the point where it is bearable on Sunday," said Burress, whose five touchdown catches leads the NFL along with Randy Moss of New England.
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Plaxico Burress Source: USA Today

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