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Habitable

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Hábitable. adj. [habitable, Fr. habitabilis, Lat.] Capable of being dwelt in; capable of sustaining human creatures.

By means of our solitary situation, we know well most part of the habitable world, and are ourselves unknown. Bacon.

That was her torrid and inflaming time;
This is her habitable tropique clime.
Donne.

Look round the habitable world, how few
Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
Dryden.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Donne, John (44) · Dryden, John (788)

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