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or sizeable

[sahy-zuh-buh l] /ˈsaɪ zə bəl/
of considerable size; fairly large:
He inherited a sizable fortune.
Obsolete. of convenient or suitable size.
Origin of sizable
1605-15; size1 + -able
Related forms
sizableness, noun
sizably, adverb
unsizable, adjective Unabridged
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  • Also, in some way, to the end of this rope was fastened a sizable block that might have weighed ten pounds.

  • Tom had with him quite a sizable trunk full of clothing, as had most others of them.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • One man at a time, for several weeks, and a sizable ground force could be built up in some remote spot on Kligor.

    For Every Man A Reason Patrick Wilkins
  • Sornal would get his freedom, and there might be sizable damages.

    Alarm Clock Everett B. Cole
  • The next morning, two men turned over a large stone, beneath which they found quite a sizable piece of gold.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
British Dictionary definitions for sizable


quite large
Derived Forms
sizableness, sizeableness, noun
sizably, sizeably, adverb
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