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Definitions of able

  1.   having a strong healthy body an able seaman every able bodied young man served in the army
  2.   usually followed by to' having the necessary means or skill or know how or authority to do something able to swim she was able to program her computer we were at last able to buy a car able to get a grant for the project
  3.   having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity able to learn human beings are able to walk on two feet Superman is able to leap tall buildings
  4.   have the skills and qualifications to do things well able teachers a capable administrator children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable
  5.   Fit adapted suitable
  6.   Having sufficient power strength force skill means or resources of any kind to accomplish the object possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end competent qualified capable as an able workman soldier seaman a man able to work a mind able to reason a person able to be generous able to endure pain able to play on a piano
  7.   Specially Having intellectual qualifications or strong mental powers showing ability or skill talented clever powerful as the ablest man in the senate an able speech
  8.   Legally qualified possessed of legal competence as able to inherit or devise property
  9.   To make able to enable to strengthen
  10.   To vouch for
  11.   Possessed of power fitness or means competent as he is an able lawyer active strong
  12.   Ably
  13.   Having sufficient strength power or means to do a thing skillful
  14.   Strong skilful capable
  15.   Having adequate power competent capable
  16.   Given to tending to like to fit to worthy of capable of able to as changeable honorable thinkable
  17.   Having power bodily or mental to do a thing superior intellectual qualifications competent wealth or means sufficient knowledge or skill the requisite qualifications or legal power

Quotes of able

  1. One life is worth the universe Poe was able to go right into the very depth of life and to demonstrate this – John Astin
  2. I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable – Terry Brooks
  3. People should be allowed the freedom to make their own choices They should be able to buy or not buy porn and be monogamous or promiscuous as they see fit – Chester Brown
  4. But the idea that some day people would want to be able to interact and get stock quotes and talk with other people or all these different things I just believed that was going to happen – Steve Case
  5. In the mental calmness of a spiritual life I have found that the answers to the whys in our lives are able to come to you In my music I find the same thing – Clarence Clemons
  6. If you have a craftsman's command of the language and basic writing techniques you'll be able to write as long as you know what you want to say – Jeffery Deaver
  7. The Secret Service is a strange group They don't really have a leader It's not set up like a military Each one is supposed to be able to act like a leader when something comes up – Val Kilmer
  8. Firms need to ensure that their ability to provide effective customer service keeps pace with their growth If you're marketing your firm to new customers you better be able to provide them service when they do business with you – Arthur Levitt
  9. I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas City starting when I was really young – Pat Metheny
  10. I was very afraid that I wouldn't be able to do this job well And the time never came back – Sharon Olds
  11. Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback We were able to do it We were pioneers People still recognize us as maybe the best defensive line of all time – Merlin Olsen
  12. If we were not all so interested in ourselves life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it – Arthur Schopenhauer
  13. You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately you would be able to do it – Theodore Sturgeon
  14. To be able to play as slow as Al Jackson is almost impossible – Charlie Watts
  15. But I'll tell you this it started with my mother I have to give her God bless her and rest her soul I had a good foundation at home so when I was able to go off and do these things in baseball there was always support – Dave Winfield

Usage examples for able

  1. Never never would he be able to stand the fellow – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  2. “ I don't seem to be able to give my heart to my work – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  3. “ I am afraid that Mr Ravenor will not be able to see you sir he said – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. “ I should then be able to say that never had I been so happy – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  5. He is not able to go – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  6. Perhaps we shall now be able to get a house first – Leonore Stubbs by L. B. Walford
  7. It was possible too that she might be able to help him on as he had said – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. Had there been any one near the boy must have been able to see them – The Boy Aviators in Africa by Captain Wilbur Lawton
  9. “ I may be able to give some help – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  10. And when they do will he be able to see – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  11. “ I never have been able to find his home continued Peter ” – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  12. “ Dr Ransford is very well able to take care of himself I think – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  13. Whatever he is able to make himself – Home Again by George MacDonald
  14. We may even be able to find out something more – Lessons on Soil by E. J. Russell
  15. Would he be able to ” – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  16. “ I have no home no friends and am not able to work – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  17. Only one man has ever been able to say it – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  18. We will be able to see some of it too won't we Mr Glanton ” – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  19. Don't you think he might be able to do something – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. In fact he never was able – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville

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