Ten"a*ble(tn"*b'l), a. [F. tenable, fr. tenir to hold, L. tenere. See Thin, and cf. Continue, Continent, Entertain, Maintain, Tenant, Tent.] Capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against an assailant or objector, or against attempts to take or process; as, a tenable fortress, a tenable argument.
If you have hitherto concealed his sight,Shak.
Let it be tenable in your silence still.
I would be the last man in the world to give up his cause when it was tenable.Sir W. Scott.
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