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imaginable

[ih-maj-uh-nuh-buh l] /ɪˈmædʒ ə nə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being imagined or conceived.
Origin of imaginable
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Late Latin imāginābilis, equivalent to Latin imāginā() to imagine + -bilis -ble
Related forms
imaginableness, noun
imaginably, adverb
unimaginable, adjective
unimaginableness, noun
unimaginably, adverb
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  • Or could it imaginably be said that Fifi, rather, had had a successful life, as evidenced by her profoundly interesting funeral?

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • In so far as matter may be conceived to exist in a purely passive state, it is, imaginably, older than motion.

  • What would become of him and Nan, now that she knew Nan loved him, and imaginably, he loved her?

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • She could not imaginably encourage Jim Dyckman to free himself by the same channel, and if he did, how could Charity marry him?

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • And was there in fact ever a pale Galilean, the least of Whose doctrines they could ever imaginably have embodied?

Word Origin and History for imaginably

imaginable

adj.

late 14c., ymaginable, from Old French imaginable and directly from Late Latin imaginabilis, from Latin imaginari (see imagine). Related: Imaginably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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