Conformable
Conformable Con*form"a*ble, a. 1. Corresponding in form, character, opinions, etc.; similar; like; consistent; proper or suitable; -- usually followed by to. [1913 Webster]

The fragments of Sappho give us a taste of her way of writing perfectly conformable with that character. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable --Shakespeare

Conformable to Scripture as well as to philosophy. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

To make matters somewhat conformable for the old knight. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Disposed to compliance or obedience; ready to follow directions; quick to comply; submissive; compliant. [1913 Webster]

I have been to you a true and humble wife, At all times to your will conformable. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Geol.) Parallel, or nearly so; -- said of strata in contact. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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