See also: Stabler
- comparative form of : 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:
- 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.
stabler (plural stablers)
- A stablekeeper.