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Synonyms for stable

Synonyms for stable

firmly settled or positioned

consistently reliable, especially because of resistance to outside pressures

Synonyms for stable

a farm building for housing horses or other livestock

shelter in a stable

resistant to change of position or condition

firm and dependable

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not taking part readily in chemical change

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maintaining equilibrium

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showing little if any change

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But be careful not to return to the stable or to the bedroom; they have proved too fatal to you.
There was not another mount in the stable for himself and his servant besides Meg and Rattler.
The cap'n's been ridin' the devil's own pace," said Dalton the coachman, whose person stood out in high relief as he smoked his pipe against the stable wall, when John brought up Rattler.
The police imagine, I take it, that this Fitzroy Simpson, having drugged the lad, and having in some way obtained a duplicate key, opened the stable door and took out the horse, with the intention, apparently, of kidnapping him altogether.
But a new element has been introduced into the case which may account for his leading the horse from the stable.
I heard Simpson say, my lady, that Sir Patrick was at the stables.
shouted his master just then, as he came into the stable.
When he got up, he was lame and could hardly limp as far as the stable.
When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept, that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
Aye, but there's more going on in the stables than what folks see by daylight, eh, Mr.
Macey, winking mysteriously, "and then make believe, if you like, as you didn't see lights i' the stables, nor hear the stamping o' the hosses, nor the cracking o' the whips, and howling, too, if it's tow'rt daybreak.
The horses in the stables--the long stables in a barren, red-brick court-yard, where there is a great bell in a turret, and a clock with a large face, which the pigeons who live near it and who love to perch upon its shoulders seem to be always consulting--THEY may contemplate some mental pictures of fine weather on occasions, and may be better artists at them than the grooms.
A Farmer one day came to the stables to see to his beasts of burden: among them was his favourite Ass, that was always well fed and often carried his master.
To the stables, and I've got to see Bryansky, too, about the horses," said Vronsky.
The address in my possession led me to some "livery stables," about a quarter of a mile distant from Forest Road.