Passibility

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Passibility The quality or state of being passible; aptness to feel or suffer; sensibility.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n passibility The quality of being passible; the capacity of receiving impressions from external agents; aptness to feel or suffer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Passibility the quality of being passible
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. passibilitas,: cf. F. passibilité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. passibilispati, passus, to suffer.

Usage

In literature:

It is called an atom, by reason not of its smallness but of its indivisibility; in it no vacuity, no passible affection is to be found.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
Whatever ill things have been said of women, I maintain that it is rarer to find women perfectly beautiful than passibly good.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
The deity becomes passible, the humanity unreal.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Rough on us now and then, but quite passible.
"Portia" by Duchess
The first assorter having satisfied himself that his money is correct in amount and passible in character, next proceeds to assort the notes.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
One may be passibly well one day, but the next, he may sup at black broth with Pluto.
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
He was invisible and impassible in his nature; then he became visible in our nature, and passible.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric
Liable to duty Passible de droits.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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