(?), a. [Cf. F. passable.] 1. Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not passable; the stream is passablein boats.
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His body's a passable carcass if it be not hurt; it is a throughfare for steel.
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2. Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current.
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With men as with false money -- one piece is more or less passable than another.
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Could they have made this slander passable.
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3. Such as may be accepted or allowed to pass without serious objection; adequate; acceptable; tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre.
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My version will appear a passable beauty when the original muse is absent.
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