Usage examples for ability

  1. Mrs. Lang proved to be a woman of evident character and ability. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  2. 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
  3. His station was one calling for rare tact and ability. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  4. It's just a question of ability. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  5. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. The mind- reading ability was just something that Stern had nervously imagined. – Martians Never Die by Lucius Daniel
  11. The Dublin jarvey is famous for his ability to turn a corner at top- speed. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  12. 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
  13. I thought I had the ability to teach kids a lot of things. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. My ability at clear statement has not deserted me. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  18. The acknowledged ability of Capt. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  19. 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