stabler

See also: Stabler

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

stable +‎ -er

AdjectiveEdit

stabler

  1. comparative form of stable: more stable
    • 1850, Mary Cowden Clarke, The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines: A Series of Fifteen Tales:
      Yet, let me not reproach myself, since the blame is due to her lightness of heart, her fickle fancy—no stabler than gossamer or thistledown—which the first wanton breath wafts elsewhere.
    • 1881, George Willis Cooke, Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy, page 234:
      Here is self-repose, which to our mind is stabler than the Pyramids; here is self-respect, which leads a man to date from his heart more proudly than from Rome.
    • 1980, P. J. Sereda, Durability of Building Materials and Components, page 959:
      Phenol-formaldehyde bonded particleboards were dimensionally stabler than urea bonded particleboards in the decay chamber.
    • 2009 March 30, Eric Pfanner, “European Newspapers Find Creative Ways to Thrive in the Internet Age”, in New York Times[1]:
      The number of players will diminish, but the strong players may be stabler after the crisis.”
    • 2013, Peter Bergen, Katherine Tiedemann, editor, Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion:
      al-Qaeda's FATA strategy is far less likely to prompt a backlash from local militants and means that the group's position in the FATA is stabler than it ever was in Iraq.

NounEdit

stabler (plural stablers)

  1. A stablekeeper.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

stabler m

  1. indefinite plural of stabel

VerbEdit

stabler

  1. present of stable