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Pregnable

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pregnable Capable of being entered, taken, or captured; expugnable; as, a pregnable fort.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pregnable Capable of being taken or won by force; expugnable.
    • pregnable Capable of being moved, impressed, or convinced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pregnable preg′na-bl that may be taken by assault or force.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. prenable,. See Impregnable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. prenableprendre, to take—L. prehendĕre.

Usage

In literature:

There comes therefore the Statesman who acknowledges to himself that he will be pregnable.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
Any mesh coarser than cheese-cloth will prove pregnable to the most enterprising of the smaller species.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
But there are pregnable points between them.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
She sought, feverishly, for some pregnable point of attack.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
The Duc de Crillon is sanguine; he told me, that in his opinion, Gibraltar was far more pregnable than Mahon.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
From the reports of his spies regarding Bergerac, he thought the place was pregnable.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Mills
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