- We have only been here a few weeks, and though the affair looks somewhat meagre, we have hopes that in a little time, and with some pains, much may be done to make it habitable. - "The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete", Charles James Lever (1806-1872).
- It was the first of August before a host of servants came to put Dalveigh in habitable order, and a week later the family came. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- This might have been expected from analogy; for when we inquire into the present distribution of living beings, we find that the habitable surface of the sea and land may be divided into a considerable number of distinct provinces, each peopled by a peculiar assemblage of animals and plants. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.