- 1Able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection: such a simplistic approach is no longer tenableMore example sentences
- In my view, these grounds of objection are not legally tenable.
- The question is genuinely debatable, with tenable argument supporting each side.
- It is tenable to object to embryo research on ethical grounds.
- 2(Of an office, position, scholarship, etc.) able to be held or used: a scholarship of £200 per annum tenable for three yearsMore example sentences
- The government is offering the scholarships in physical education tenable at Cuban universities for the academic year 2004 / 2005.
- A draw was held for two half scholarships, tenable at the Adult Education College.
- The badminton ace has won a three-year International Badminton Federation scholarship tenable in China.
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- The writings of the various authors were examined and evaluated to assess the current tenability of the author's thought.
- One need not evaluate the scientific evidence for the assertions made to question the tenability of the propositions.
- We have yet to examine a few other challenges to the tenability of the theory.
late 16th century: from French, from tenir 'to hold', from Latin tenere.