Usage examples for enable

  1. He knew that he held that which should enable him to pass the remainder of his life in wealth and ease, could he once get safe away. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  2. In an agony of shame and anxiety, he went to a friend and entreated the sum of $ 5 to enable him to return home. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert
  3. " My hope is to find something to do that will enable me to help mother; but there doesn't seem much chance of finding anything in Wayneboro. – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  4. The ground was somewhat elevated, but not sufficiently so to enable one to see far in front. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  5. Ah, sire, the Emperor Francis wishes for nothing more ardently than that the state of affairs should enable him to be for France, whose emperor is his son- in- law. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  6. They would start as soon as the light of day should enable them to see the course the missing animals had taken. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  7. Does it enable you to do more or to be better? – Letters to His Friends by Forbes Robinson
  8. Fortunately- for she could utter no cry- the troops halted at this instant to enable their horses to gain breath. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  9. Again I begged Natty to let me take him on my back, for I thought it would rest him, and enable us to get on faster. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. The details of travelling I have now given, and the previous details about the country and people may perhaps enable the reader the better to understand and realize missionary work in the Province. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  11. " I am interested in it," observed the Professor, " not so much for the purposes of its use, as to enable us to find out something more about it, and how it came to be there. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  12. To like colour, to wish to find it, and thus to have got naturally into a habit of looking for it, this alone will enable a man to see colour and to make a note of it when he has seen it, and this alone will lead him towards a pleasing and natural scheme of colour in his work. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  13. My wife and I are doing all that we can to relieve and comfort him, but his mind has not yet sufficiently recovered to enable him to write to you himself. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  14. It may be that your horse, if I keep by it, will enable me to push my way through. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  15. Most people have quite enough resistive vitality to enable them to recover from the disease. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  16. But Monnica and Patricius thought of it constantly- especially Patricius, who gave himself enormous trouble to enable this student on a holiday to finish his studies. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  17. She was familiar, at the age of six, with the fact that everything had been changed on her account, everything ordered to enable him to give himself up to her. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  18. Hopes have been entertained that if that Republic could escape both foreign and civil war for a few years its great natural resources would enable it to honor its obligations. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. The owner of the horses, I was assured, could not of himself control them, and I could only enable him to do so by an absolute surrender of myself. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland