1. Her position as a small and weak state hedged in by a large and powerful republic became untenable
2. Then toppling him would have meant U. S. occupation of Iraq, which was untenable
for America, its allies and the Arab world.
3. Once man came to be seen as developing in the process of evolution, the idea of a substance which is contained in his essence seemed untenable
1. (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
Perhaps it is now untenable
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