- For she was wilful, you know, and would not have been governable. - "The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 6, 1907-1910", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009.
- And the man is as governable as he is presentable. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- From these orderings follows his idea that poetry is of an earlier date than philosophy, the product of an irregular faculty, less governable than the reason and of swifter development. - "An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients", John Ogilvie Commentator: Wallace Jackson.