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anything that can be said or stated
1. capable of being said or uttered
2. capable of being said effectively


(ˈseɪ ə bəl)

1. of the sort that can be said or spoken.
2. capable of being said or stated clearly, effectively, etc.
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In his schema, a political work of art disrupts the relationship among the visible, the sayable, and the thinkable without having to use the terms of a message as a vehicle.
Again, I highlight these killings to convey the history of what has been doable and sayable while being in direct violation of the indigenous Ubuntu principle, which holds, "above all preserve life.
The Shifting Limits of the Sayable in Contemporary Egyptian Fiction.
That art might be thought an arena in which the forms of common sense and experience that define the terrain of the seeable, sayable, or doable are somehow suspended, displaced, or thwarted is not an idea that Ranciere claims to have invented.
It introduced a relationship between the sayable and the thinkable that applied to the "distributions" governing Greek tragedy and still operated in 18thcentury European art, in the so-called belles-lettres and the beaux-arts of classicism.
Taking this into account, our participants produce discourses about panic within a set of power relations governing what is sayable or thinkable (Hall, 1997, p.
that has allowed contemporary poetry to rethink language into a method of enlarging the sayable, and thus enlarging the world.
Scripture suffuses all; for it is the real myth of God, insofar as this is ever or at all sayable in human speech or accessible to the human imagination.
A sampling of terms: allegory, alphabet ambiguity, amour proper, authenticity, autograph, sayable and unsayable, scar, scene, skepticism, Sophist, Sorcerer's Apprentice, western metaphysical tradition, windowless monad, word-world correlates, zombie, zone, zygote, zyxt.
Tell him you realise different families have different customs about what is sexually sayable.
Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life.
They advise writing sayable sentences, leading with the most important information and crafting strong subject lines.