One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See tolerableas submodifier ‘the welfare state works tolerably well’
- ‘He seems tolerably well qualified to be writing about this sort of thing.’
- ‘By and large however things have worked out tolerably well - although it must be acknowledged that so far this season the shortage of officials has caused the postponement of up to 40 games - mostly in the lower and reserve leagues.’
- ‘So he evidently went to a tolerably good school, or paid attention during the lessons, and as a result he has some appreciation of the importance of a strategically placed comma.’
- ‘It is, in fact, a relatively secular, tolerably cosmopolitan place - and it is rich.’
- ‘Even landless labourers could manage tolerably well within this system.’
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