1. capable of being assigned or credited to
    the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain
    punctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading
    the oversight was not imputable to him
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How To Use referable In A Sentence

  • Finally, in the formation of an opinion as to the abstract preferableness of one course of action over another, or as to the truth or falsehood or right significance of a proposition, the fact that the majority of one's contemporaries lean in the other direction is naught, and no more than dust in the balance. On Compromise
  • Some find it repugnant, others see them as casualties in an undeclared war that is greatly preferable to the alternative of full-scale conflict. Times, Sunday Times
  • Up until the 1920s, in the mountain ranges of Westmoreland and south into Fayette, many small farmers subsisted on bear meat, preferable to venison, and considered by many to be juicier and better than beef.
  • However, he added that it was preferable to finding major problems with the home after completion.
  • It is also preferable that these vents be covered with screens, rather than louvers, to provide unrestricted air flow.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are preferable to narcotics for pain relief.
  • It sounds preferable to having kids locked away playing alone.
  • a dolmen, since all tombs containing clay effigies or encircled by terracotta haniwa would necessarily be subsequent to that date, and all tombs containing skeletons other than the occupants of the sarcophagi would be referable to an earlier era. A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era
  • A few have performed better than expected—e.g., the auto bailouts, although a rapid private bankruptcy was preferable and GM and Chrysler are not yet denationalized successes. The Obama Presidency by the Numbers
  • A more transparent and honest way of charging would be preferable to the underhand and morally dubious system currently employed. Times, Sunday Times
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