intelligible


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capable of being readily understood

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capable of being apprehended or understood

well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly

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She did not understand his words, but the pressure of his arm drawing her away from the prostrate Arab and the tents was quite intelligible.
ain’t bury—keep ‘em till masser Richard get back—got a grabe dug—” Here the feelings of the negro completely got the mastery, and, instead of making any intelligible explanation of the causes of his grief, he blubbered aloud.
Henry was most happy to make it more intelligible, by beginning at an earlier stage, and explaining very particularly what he had done.
But what we mean is sufficiently intelligible and clear, we want a complete citizen, one in whom there is no deficiency to be corrected to make him so.
And without considering the multiplicity and complexity of the conditions any one of which taken separately may seem to be the cause, he snatches at the first approximation to a cause that seems to him intelligible and says: "This is the cause
It is more intelligible to me why I should have read Conde's 'Dominion of the Arabs in Spain;' for that was in the line of my reading in Irving, which would account for my pleasure in the 'History of the Civil Wars of Granada;' it was some time before I realized that the chronicles in this were a bundle of romances and not veritable records; and my whole study in these things was wholly undirected and unenlightened.
Ah, he knew me, too, and the sounds I made were the sounds of old time and intelligible to him.
You are an extremist, you know, dear, and what may be intelligible to you may not be intelligible to the rest of us.
I don't quite admit that--but I do acknowledge that I should find the superstitious view intelligible if I heard it expressed by some other person.
Van Brandt's refusal to marry me, and there was an intelligible motive assigned for my proposing to leave London.
The one intelligible thing that she mentioned in connection with them was the letter.
On this same view of descent with modification, all the great facts in Morphology become intelligible,--whether we look to the same pattern displayed in the homologous organs, to whatever purpose applied, of the different species of a class; or to the homologous parts constructed on the same pattern in each individual animal and plant.
The first two modes of payment are intelligible enough, but what the penalty is I do not understand, or how a penalty can be a payment.
The fact narrated must correspond to something in me to be credible or intelligible.
They compose an ardent epistle, a declaration in fact, and they carry the letter upstairs themselves, so as to elucidate whatever might appear not perfectly intelligible in the letter.