Usage examples for ability

  1. They, too, wanted to see the Blue Peak to the best of their ability; after all, one must keep pace with modern life. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  2. Throughout the long wait the officers of the Solarian forces organized their forces to the limit of their ability, planning each move of their attack. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  3. The Dublin jarvey is famous for his ability to turn a corner at top- speed. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  4. His station was one calling for rare tact and ability. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  5. The New York Sun has since confirmed my judgment of his ability by making him its city editor, a post that he has held for seven years or more. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  6. I doubted seriously his ability to overcome the habits of a lifetime. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  7. My father cannot understand why I don't place Mr. Sawyer's money- getting ability above everything else. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  8. Mrs. Lang proved to be a woman of evident character and ability. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  9. If I have the strength and ability, I will restore to him the love and favour which with his lady he once enjoyed." – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  10. It's just a question of ability. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  11. The acknowledged ability of Capt. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  12. My ability at clear statement has not deserted me. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  13. My mother wanted to know what next, and how I expected to support a wife and pay my debts, when I had never yet shown enough ability to support myself? – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  14. Indeed, he could not have done it at all had not Glynn stood by and assisted him to the best of his ability. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  15. Almost the only satisfaction in life that Murray had during this time arose from his ability to make the doctor miserable. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  16. The mind- reading ability was just something that Stern had nervously imagined. – Martians Never Die by Lucius Daniel
  17. No sensible person can suppose for a single moment that everybody is born with the ability for using books, for reading and studying literature. – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  18. He is the Indian of most ability among those who have written. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal