Examples of passable in a Sentence
The main road is passable but most others are still covered with snow.
The river is passable during the summer months.
He did a passable job with the assignment.
She plays passable golf but prefers tennis.
Recent Examples of passable from the Web
A few spritzes disguised my greasy roots, making my hair passable in public for another day.
A series of 83 locks helped level terrain that had once been passable only to slow-moving wagons.
But the planes are new, the legroom is passable (about the same as Alaska Air's coach seat pitch).
But what makes GLOW initially so vibrant and exciting quickly fades, and what’s left is a passable comedy staffed with good actors that gradually loses its wits.
Earlier Wednesday, St. Tammany Parish government reported that several streets and roads in the parish have high water on them but most remain passable.
But the Orioles obviously were hoping against hope that the prospect of free agency after this season would somehow transform him into a passable fifth starter.
Bayview at Hillside and Circle - passable, use caution.
The Taliban generally steps up violence in the warm months, when snows melt and roads become passable.
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First Known Use of passable
PASSABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of passable for English Language Learners
: capable of being passed, crossed, or traveled on
: good enough : adequate or satisfactory
PASSABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of passable for Students
1 : fit to be traveled on passable roads
2 : barely good enough Meg's hair had been passable as long as she wore it tidily in braids. — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
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