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tenable

tenable Sentence Examples

  • But assuredly they do not include a tenable theory of the universe."

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  • Basically, it would be categorizing all places by the way that the 11th edition categorized them, which seems like the best way to do it, and possibly the only tenable, self-consistent way to do it.

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  • 9) is equal to that entering at B, an assumption no longer tenable when the form changes.

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  • For higher education provision was made by the affiliation of Natal to the Cape of Good Hope University and by exhibitions tenable at English universities.

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  • Unfortunately, from the tenable theory that the intensity of a sensation increases by definite additions of stimulus, Fechner was led on to postulate a unit of sensation, so that any sensation s might be regarded as composed of n units.

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  • But in proportion as an earlier date has become more probable for Homer, the hypothesis of Ionic origin has become less tenable, and the belief better founded (I) that the poems represent accurately a welldefined phase of culture in prehistoric Greece, and (2) that this " Homeric " or " Achaean " phase was closed by some such general catastrophe as is presumed by the legends.

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  • The rejection of Anglican orders in the 16th and 17th centuries was based on a theory about the " tradition of instruments," which has long ceased to be tenable in the face of history, and is abandoned by Romanists themselves.

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  • The foster-brotherhood seems to have been unknown to the Franks and the Anglo-Saxons, the nations in which medieval gilds first appear; and hence Dr Pappenheim's conclusions, if tenable at all, apply only to Denmark or Scandinavia.

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  • Mill, while admitting the objections as good, if Comte's arrangement pretended to be the only one possible, still holds the arrangement as tenable for the purpose with which it was devised.

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  • It has suspected and amended its author, it has expunged his heresies; but whether it has put anything better or more tenable in their place may be gravely questioned.

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  • the people of the pagus or village, applied to the dwellers in the country where the worship of the old gods still lingered, when the people of the towns were Christians (but see Pagan for a more tenable explanation of that term).

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  • The views of Karl Mallenhoff, which, though no longer tenable as a whole, have formed the basis of most of the subsequent criticism, may be best studied in his posthumous work, Beovulf, Untersuchungen fiber das angelsachsische Epos (1889).

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  • could not forgive Kdrber for prevailing upon him to promise to take the oath to the constitution, since the constitution was no longer tenable and Stiirgkh had already prepared constitutional amendments; on the other hand Charles's assumption of the supreme command of the army was opposed to Korber's taste.

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  • - Under the name of Aristotle, three treatises on the good of man have come down to us, Mica Nuco i tkaa (irpos NLKOµaXov, Porphyry), Howe, Eub ipta (7r Os Eiibjµov, Porphyry), and 'HBLKa µeyaXa; so like one another that there seems no tenable hypothesis except that they are the manuscript writings of one man.

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  • But for any theory of solution to be tenable, it must at least be consistent with the known thermodynamic relations, verified as those relations are by experiment.

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  • Cornill therefore adopted the only tenable theory regarding the problem; viz.

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  • The ground was skilfully chosen, but it was not legally nor constitutionally tenable.

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  • The Persians are not mentioned in history before the time of Cyrus; the attempt to identify them with the Parsua, a district in the Zagros chains south of Lake Urmia, often mentioned by the Assyrians, is not tenable.

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  • This important public school was opened in 1843, originally for the sons of clergymen, by whom alone certain scholarships are tenable.

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  • The commonview that the British Empire has been won by purely defensive action is not tenable, and from the beginning of her reign Englishmen had taken the offensive, partly from religious but also from other motives.

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  • The state grants scholarships tenable at European universities to promising pupils, and there are three important public libraries.

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  • After the downfall of Oldenbarneveldt the office of lands'- advocate was abolished, and a new post, tenable for five years only, was erected in its place with the title of Raad-Pensionaris, or Pensionary of the Council, usually called by English writers.

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  • The largest holding tenable by one person under this act was fixed at 50 caballerias, or 5625 acres; the price varies from £40 to £80 per caballeria of 1122 acres.

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  • It was formerly thought that Shumer was employed especially to denote the south of Babylonia, while Akkad was used only of the north, but this view is no longer regarded as tenable.

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  • The characteristic triliteral roots of all the Semitic languages seemed to separate them widely from others; but certain traits have caused the Egyptian, Berber and Cushite groups to be classed together as three subfamilies of a Hamitic group, remotely related to the Semitic. The biliteral character of Coptic, and the biliteralism which was believed to exist in Egyptian, led philologists to suspect that Egyptian might be a surviving witness to that far-off stage of the Semitic languages when triliteral roots had not yet been formed from presumed original biliterals; Sethes investigations, however, prove that the Coptic biliterals are themselves derived from Old Egyptian triliterals, and that the triliteral roots enormously preponderated in Egyptian of the earliest known form; that view is, therefore, no longer tenable.

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  • The theory that stories from the earlier life have been imported by mistake into the later, even if tenable, applies only to three of the miracles, and leaves.

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  • In addition a number of technical scholarships of X150 each have been founded tenable in Europe or America.

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  • But the other bishops were also against Gustavus, and, irritated by their conscientious opposition, the king abandoned the no longer tenable position of a moderator and came openly forward as an antagonist.

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  • The chief magistracy was the strategia (tenable every second year), which combined with an unrestricted command in the field a large measure of civil authority.

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  • It is largely endowed, and possesses exhibitions tenable at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham universities.

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  • This constitutes the theory of knowledge in the only tenable sense of the term, and it lays down, in Kantian language, the conditions of the possibility of experience.

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  • There are 150 free-tuition state scholarships (one for each of the state assembly districts), and, in addition, there are 36 undergraduate university scholarships (annual value, $200) tenable for two years, and 23 fellowships and 17 graduate scholarships (annual value, $300-600 each).

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  • On the return of Cosimo to Florence, Filelfo's position in that city was no longer tenable.

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  • is scarcely tenable considering Asa's weakness; but inroads by desert hordes frequently troubled Judah, and if the tradition be correct in locating the battle at Mareshah it is probable that the invaders were in league with the Philistine towns.

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  • To be chosen superior, fifteen years of membership are requisite as a qualification, and the office is tenable, as all the others, for but three years at a time.

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  • Matriculating at Trinity College, Oxford, 14th December 1816, he went into residence there in June the following year, and in 1818 he gained a scholarship of X60, tenable for nine years.

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  • His influence in Oxford was supreme about the year 1839, when, however, his study of the monophysite heresy first raised in his mind a doubt as to whether the Anglican position was really tenable on those principles of ecclesiastical authority which he had accepted; and this doubt returned when he read, in Wiseman's article in the Dublin Review on "The Anglican Claim," the words of St Augustine against the Donatists, "secures judicat orbis terrarum," words which suggested a simpler authoritative rule than that of the teaching of antiquity.

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  • As little did the territory of the Italian confederacy present any tenable basis.

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  • crude economic determinism is neither politically acceptable nor intellectually tenable.

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  • MRC Research Fellowships: Tenable for three years, they are for those recently postdoctoral.

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  • choral scholarships are tenable in conjunction with the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

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  • Is the strict Platonic separation of literature from philosophy still tenable?

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  • tenable at universities or other approved institution in the UK.

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  • tenable position to argue.

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  • tenable views of the ' moment ' of discovery.

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  • tenable solution within the context of sustainable development?

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  • tenable basis for our system of taxation.

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  • Duration of award Awards are normally tenable for up to 12 months.

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  • This award is not tenable by students of Natural Sciences.

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  • That was the only tenable basis for our system of taxation.

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  • But this argument, too, is no longer tenable (see main text ).

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  • This is hardly tenable in the light of the Apollonian intellect behind the tonal structure of this organ.

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  • What are the roots of what we do and are they still tenable in the modern world of high finance and internet auctions?

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  • Clarke's position soon seemed tenable only to himself and he was sacked.

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  • However, as time went by and the number of BABs increased, these explanations became less tenable.

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  • When Capt. LESLIE learned that the fort had been made tenable again he ordered that it should be defended.

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  • tenable in any subject area for study toward taught or research Master's degrees or for the DPhil.

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  • tenable for a maximum of three years at a stipend of £ 12,000.

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  • tenable for three years, have now been made.

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  • tenable for a period of up to 3 years.

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  • tenable for 12 months.

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  • tenable for the duration of the staff members ' period of employment by the University.

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  • uninterested pupils was no longer tenable.

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  • Notwithstanding his reverence, therefore, for the great scholar with whose name it is associated, and to whose memory he would pay both grateful and humble tribute, he has ventured to omit or rewrite all those portions of the original article which he considers no longer tenable, while retaining every word which is still valuable.

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  • Choral Scholarships are tenable in conjunction with the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

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  • Danish Nationals can apply for the scholarship tenable at universities or other approved institution in the UK.

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  • It is simply not a tenable position to argue.

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  • Bliss himself comes close to this conclusion: There are really only two tenable views of the ' moment ' of discovery.

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  • So why does RWMAC consider that eventual deep disposal is the only tenable solution within the context of sustainable development?

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  • But this argument, too, is no longer tenable (see main text).

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  • Clarke 's position soon seemed tenable only to himself and he was sacked.

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  • They are tenable in any subject area for study toward taught or research Master 's degrees or for the DPhil.

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  • The studentship is tenable for a maximum of three years at a stipend of £ 12,000.

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  • Three awards, each tenable for three years, have now been made.

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  • The fellowship is tenable for a period of up to 3 years.

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  • Period of award: Grants are tenable for 12 months.

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  • Scholarships will be tenable for the duration of the staff members ' period of employment by the University.

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  • Michael O'Neill, the council 's director of education said force-feeding uninterested pupils was no longer tenable.

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  • But, as knowledge advanced, this conception ceased to be tenable in the crude form in which it was first put forward.

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  • This view does not seem to be tenable, for the old sacrificial carousals lack two of the essential elements of the gilds, namely corporative solidarity or permanent association and the spirit of Christian brotherhood.

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  • A number of entrance scholarships and leaving scholarships tenable at the universities are offered annually.

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  • The place was no longer tenable" (Moltke, Franco-German War).

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  • On the whole, then, the most tenable theory is that the writer of the " we " sections was also the author of Acts; and that he was Luke, Paul's companion during most of his later ministry, and also his " counterpart," "as a Hellene, who yet had personal sympathy with Jewish primitive Christianity " (Harnack, op. cit.

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  • The only tenable line of argument, in the present state of criticism, is to regard their phenomena as due to compilation, at the time when the canon (perhaps of Paul's epistles) was first formed.

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