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MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 3:50 A.M.

A Word A Day — biddable

Good evening, Netizens...

November 12, 2012

Word of the Day

  • biddable
  • audio pronunciation
  • \BID-uh-bul\
  • DEFINITION
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adjective

1
: easily led, taught, or controlled : docile
2
: capable of being bid
  • EXAMPLES
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"The twins are well-behaved children, biddable, meek, neat about their clothes, and always mindful of the proprieties they have learned at summer hotels." — From Willa Cather's 1915 novel The Song of the Lark

"The dogs are highly biddable, responding to whistles, hand signals, and during training, a red flag on a long pole." — From an article by Lou Fancher in Contra Costa Times (California), April 12, 2012

From Merriam-Webster Online at www.Merriam-Webster.com.

 

Dave




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