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susceptible of (something)

Admitting, yielding readily to, or capable of something. If the cancer spreads to his bones, I'm afraid it will no longer be susceptible of treatment. Because of its allegorical nature, the novel is susceptible of a wide variety of interpretations. I refuse to entertain such conspiracy theories that are in no way susceptible of basic scientific evidence!
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And, lastly, that this love, when it operates towards one of a different sex, is very apt, towards its complete gratification, to call in the aid of that hunger which I have mentioned above; and which it is so far from abating, that it heightens all its delights to a degree scarce imaginable by those who have never been susceptible of any other emotions than what have proceeded from appetite alone.
I am greatly mistaken, if any thing of weight has yet been advanced of this tendency; and I flatter myself, that the observations which have been made in the course of these papers have served to place the reverse of that position in as clear a light as any matter still in the womb of time and experience can be susceptible of. This, at all events, must be evident, that the very difficulty itself, drawn from the extent of the country, is the strongest argument in favor of an energetic government; for any other can certainly never preserve the Union of so large an empire.
Its constitutional powers being at once more extensive, and less susceptible of precise limits, it can, with the greater facility, mask, under complicated and indirect measures, the encroachments which it makes on the co-ordinate departments.
Such a poetry could not be permanently successful, because the subjects of which it treats -- if susceptible of poetic treatment at all -- were certainly not suited for epic treatment, where unity of action which will sustain interest, and to which each part should contribute, is absolutely necessary.
No more than any other talent, is that for music susceptible of complete enjoyment, where there is no second party to appreciate its exercise.
They are susceptible of high cultivation, and are fast becoming settled.
He is healthy, but not robust, full of gentle playfulness and vivacity, already affectionate, and susceptible of passions and emotions it will be long ere he can find words to express.
It claimed the value of the income interest was not "susceptible of measurement" under regulations section 25.2511-1(e).