Feeling the desire to hire someone she'd known since the early days of her career was understandable, Benton had said.
Afghanistan disconnected YouTube in the aftermath of the Libya tragedy, a dubious if understandable short-term solution.
Mary Mallon has an understandable reaction when she receives news that she is carrying typhoid fever.
That the young people would rise up in the dictatorships of Tunisia and Egypt was understandable.
Certainly, this response would be understandable and even justified if de Blasio had in fact attacked the police.
That the high honor they had visited upon him meant to their minds one thing and to his mind another thing was understandable too.
Some understandable bit of machinery would have been reassuring.
We must take care how we extend our invitation to the Church, that it be understandable to everyone.
The comparison may be a homely one, but it is understandable.
However, properly defined, it can help us to evaluate the Fair Play settlers in some understandable context.