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Passable sentence examples

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  • Very few in the entire Sierra are passable by vehicles.

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  • Using instant potatoes she managed to make a passable potato salad and opened a can of baked beans.

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  • North of this saddle the slopes show a slight concavity, but are passable by troops of all arms in close order.

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  • The roads are scarcely passable bridle tracks.

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  • The island thus divides the seaward approach to St Petersburg into two channels; that on the northern side is obstructed by shoals which extend across it from Kotlin to Lisynos on the Finnish mainland, and is only passable by vessels drawing less than 15 ft.

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  • The former difficulties with the Des Moines Rapids of the Mississippi (which are passable for rafts and light boats at high water) have been overcome by a canal from Keokuk to Montrose constructed by the National Government.

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  • The state owes to this ruler the opening up of new railways across the great desert, which was formerly passable only by camels, and the tapping of the valuable coal deposits that occur in the territory.

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  • It is crossed by several tracks, passable for pack-animals, the most in use being the road between Sawlon, the capital of Gantarawadi and Man Mail.

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  • The rapids, or porogs, form a serious obstacle to navigation; it is only for a few weeks when the river is in flood that they are passable, and even then the venture is not without risk and can only be undertaken with the assistance of special pilots.

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  • broad, and lies at a high level to the east of the Kunar valley, from which it is separated by a continuous line of rugged frontier hills, forming a barrier easily passable at one or two points.

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  • These gaps have lately been repaired, or made passable with the help of iron stanchions; the remains cf the buildings at the top and at the foot of the mountain have been excavated; and the entrance to the gallery, between the outstretched paws of a gigantic lion, has been laid bare.

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  • A causeway of boulders and pebbles, thrown up by the sea and passable at low tide, unites Marazion with the insular St Michael's Mount (q.v.).

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  • For instance, the passes of Kara-kazyk (14,400 ft.) and Tenghiz-bai (11,200 ft.), both passable all the year round, lead from Marghelan to Karateghin and the Pamirs, while Kashgar is reached via Osh and Gulcha, and then over the passes of Terek-davan (12,205 ft.; open all the year round), Taldyk (11,500 ft.), Archat (11,600 ft.), and Shart-davan (14,000 ft.).

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  • This latter route began at Inglis's Ferry, on the New river, in what is now West Virginia, and proceeded west by south to the Cumberland Gap. The " Wilderness Road," as marked by Daniel Boone in 1775, was a mere trail, running from the Watauga settlement in east Tennessee to the Cumberland Gap, and thence by way of what are now Crab Orchard, Danville and Bardstown, to the Falls of the Ohio, and was passable only for men and horses until 1795, when the state made it a wagon road.

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  • The Mamison Pass, over which runs the Ossetic military road (made passable for vehicles in 1889)from the Terek(below Vladikavkaz) to Kutais in the valley of the Rion, skirting the eastern foot of the Adai-khokh, lies at an altitude of 9270 ft.

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  • Within two hours, the bridge was passable.

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  • She used it against him one time too many and burned any bridge he might consider passable.

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  • The language and dialogue of Melite are on the whole simple and natural, and though the construction is not very artful (the fifth act being, as is not unusual in Corneille, superfluous and clumsy), it is still passable.

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  • above the surface and connected with the shore by a causeway; this has been submerged since 1892; and owing to the gradual rise of level within these years the fords south of the Lisan, and the pathway which formerly rounded the Ras Feshkhah, are now no longer passable.

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  • The food was passable, the price reasonable and the volume exces­sive, but none of these things were worth the constant hassle of fighting the warm weather throngs that habitually crowded the entrance, impatiently awaiting their chance to dine in "The shore's largest dispenser of the banquet of the sea."

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  • Stout South seems to be upstream continuation of main cave but no passable connection.

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  • It can be a bit like early flicks with people doing a passable imitation of Charlie Chaplin.

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  • passable on foot.

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  • passable at low tide.

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  • This is a temporary measure, required to make the road safely passable in advance of permanent repairs.

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  • passable impersonation of a pub footballer the other night?

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  • passable imitation of Charlie Chaplin.

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  • passable impression of a traditional low, wide hedge.

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  • passable attempt at ' talking the blather ' .

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  • passable gravel road.

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  • passable version of Moon Cresta.

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  • Article continues It starts as a paved road, but quickly becomes a stone and gravel track barely passable in a four-wheel drive vehicle.

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  • Make sure that the towpath is easily passable by keeping your fishing tackle tidy.

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  • The towpath is a little uneven in places but is quite passable on foot.

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  • The footpath along the trackbed was only just passable.

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  • We had to abandon our vehicles and carry our bags to the other end of the fast disappearing road whilst it was still passable.

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  • In these situations there is little choice but to wait until the roads become passable.

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  • A: Telling big hairy trannies they look quite passable.

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  • The flocks - " Switters, who spoke passable Arabic, interrupted to explain that he meant to go alone.

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  • passable with care.

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  • passable by all road vehicles controlled by traffic lights.

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  • The opener is a passable cover of ' Did you feel the mountains tremble ' but adds nothing new.

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  • Hearing that Vespasian was preparing to besiege Jotapata, a strong fortress in the hills, which was held by other fugitives, Josephus entered it just before the road approaching it was made passable for the Roman horse and foot.

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  • In turn, these little pockets of fat will, as the piecrust cooks, create the flaky layers that make the difference between a passable pie and a great and delightful pie.

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  • Ultimately, even if you aspire to be a professional dancer in a corps de ballet and not a soloist, these finishing touches on your form are what will make the difference between a passable and a successful audition.

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  • While these are not covered in sewn-in stones, nor even passable as custom-made, these dresses are still absolutely beautiful.

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  • Home inspectors must have solid knowledge of local building codes and know what aspects of a house are passable and those that are not.

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