Able in a sentence

Definition of Able

(obsolete, passive) Easy to use. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 18th century.] | (obsolete, passive) Suitable; competent. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 18th century.] | (obsolete, dialectal, passive) Liable to. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]

How to use Able in a Sentence?

  • He is my guest, and can have anything and everything this house is able to furnish.
  • Julia says that we shall then be able to afford to give fifty pounds a year for a house.
  • She was always cheerful; and she was always able to communicate her cheerfulness to others.
  • You will be able to finish your play, and take a theatre and produce it yourself if you like.
  • We continued this game until we were able to knock down the invisible pins with thirty-six shots.
  • We have not, however, been able to find any sufficient reason or foundation for such an opinion.
  • If I can speak to Banfi this evening, you may be able to escape the same night.
  • But sometimes life seems so sad, that I do not think I shall be able to bear with it any longer.
  • We have no idea that he will ever be able to refute the volumes that have been written to confound him.
  • Neither the skill of the general nor the self-sacrifice of a handful of heroes was able to restore the battle.
  • To this inquiry the most illustrious advocates of the scheme in question have not been able to return a coherent or satisfactory reply.
  • So far from being able to reconcile it with the divine goodness, he could not reconcile it with his own goodness.
  • He would have been able to do a number of things he had never done, things which he had always desired to do.
  • Stedman was not able to determine the authorship for me, as the verses were new to him, but the authorship has now been traced.
  • She had said them right once at rehearsal, but had not since been able to reproduce to her satisfaction a certain effect of voice.
  • She spoke with considerable freedom of language on all subjects, but no one had been able to fix a lover upon her.
  • So far from being able to see how these things can hang together, it seems evident that they are utterly repugnant to each other.
  • Now we see this scheme as it is in itself, in all its nakedness, just as it is presented to us by its own most able and enlightened defenders.
  • Then will follow the setting in position of whatever form of camp bath you may possess, or may be able to borrow.
  • It is only because Locke has enveloped it in a cloud of inconsistencies that it has been able to secure the veneration of the great and good.
  • True that he was close on the end of his play, and when it was finished he would be able to draw on Ford.
  • He thought he would be able to obtain a fairly good dinner in one of the little Italian restaurants for ninepence.
  • We continued our walk, but I was not able to throw any gleam of light upon that original question of his.
  • But when she had drunk a cup of tea and eaten a little piece of toast, she said she felt better, and was able to walk into the drawing-room.
  • I had never heard of the game before, and said that if it required intellect, I should not be able to entertain them.
  • The lady, thus scared out of her first sleep, was scarcely able to distinguish the objects around her: terror made her dumb.
  • She would be able to find room for them in the little house in London where she and Julia were going to live.
  • He kissed me as a young father might have done, with a sort of pride, and I was able to perceive he had taken an instant fancy to me.
  • In the course of time I found to my astonishment that I was never able to run fifteen, under any circumstances.

Short Example Sentence for Able

  • But they were not able to score.
  • I shall be able to manage.
  • None shall be able to boast that he has betrayed me.
  • I was able to reach Lhassa with the upward post.
  • I longed to be respected, but I never was able to rise.
  • She longed to be able to speak one word to some friendly creature.
  • They were scarcely able to thank the Prince for his goodness.
  • Then he would be able to pay every one, and have some time to rest and think.
  • Being in a dilapidated condition, I was able to buy the house very cheap.
  • But I only made myself sick; I was not able to learn to chew tobacco.
  • I was not able to believe it then, and I don't believe it yet.

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