tolerably


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Synonyms for tolerably

in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner

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Moreover, his hand was tolerably free; he stopped up his nose and resigned himself.
He was anxious to avoid the notice of his cousins, from a conviction that if they saw him depart, they could not fail to conjecture his design, and he was not willing to have the attempt known till its success might be known likewise; for though feeling almost secure, and with reason, for Charlotte had been tolerably encouraging, he was comparatively diffident since the adventure of Wednesday.
The grapes are generally good, and sometimes there is a tolerably good peach, by mistake.
He takes his usual screened seat near it and repeats with much firmness and a little displeasure, as who should say, I am not a common man, and when I say tolerably, it must not be understood as a common expression, "Volumnia, we are doing tolerably."
"And do you see her, sir, tolerably often?" asked Isabella in the plaintive tone which just suited her father.
They placed themselves one on each side of her, and all three walked away chatting and laughing as young ladies do when they get together, if they be but on tolerably intimate terms.
As the child could not endure the intolerable vapours of the cabin, they covered her, in return for her exertions, with some pieces of sail-cloth and ends of tarpaulin, which sufficed to keep her tolerably dry and to shelter her grandfather besides.
When I reached the end of my journey I found myself in a tolerably comfortable stable, and well attended to.
One poor chap, who had no other grandeur to offer, said with tolerably manifest pride in the remembrance:
"As for the house itself, to be sure," said she, "it is too small for our family, but we will make ourselves tolerably comfortable for the present, as it is too late in the year for improvements.
We might have got on tolerably, notwithstanding, but for two people - Miss Cathy, and Joseph, the servant: you saw him, I daresay, up yonder.
When I met him afterwards, for the first time for many years, I found to my astonishment that he, who had been a quite tolerably presentable young man, had actually managed by sheer scorn to alter his personal appearance until he had become a sort of walking repudiation of Oxford and all its traditions.
This exercise, which compares the Neo-Assyrian and biblical accounts of Sennacherib's attack on Judah in 701 BCE, reveals that the biblical texts are tolerably close to events that actually took place at the time.
It works tolerably in Europe and elsewhere, where wise and good men occupy untenable positions, representing only those Jews within their orbits.
Greece's travails seem all the odder after a recent economic record which, to judge by the basic numbers alone, looks tolerably good.