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).]

Short Example Sentences for Able

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

How to use Able in Sentences?

  • 1. He is my guest, and can have anything and everything this house is able to furnish. 🔊
  • 2. You will be able to finish your play, and take a theatre and produce it yourself if you like. 🔊
  • 3. She was always cheerful; and she was always able to communicate her cheerfulness to others. 🔊
  • 4. We continued this game until we were able to knock down the invisible pins with thirty-six shots. 🔊
  • 5. Julia says that we shall then be able to afford to give fifty pounds a year for a house. 🔊
  • 6. We have not, however, been able to find any sufficient reason or foundation for such an opinion. 🔊
  • 7. If I can speak to Banfi this evening, you may be able to escape the same night. 🔊
  • 8. But sometimes life seems so sad, that I do not think I shall be able to bear with it any longer. 🔊
  • 9. We have no idea that he will ever be able to refute the volumes that have been written to confound him. 🔊
  • 10. Neither the skill of the general nor the self-sacrifice of a handful of heroes was able to restore the battle. 🔊
  • 11. So far from being able to reconcile it with the divine goodness, he could not reconcile it with his own goodness. 🔊
  • 12. To this inquiry the most illustrious advocates of the scheme in question have not been able to return a coherent or satisfactory reply. 🔊
  • 13. Stedman was not able to determine the authorship for me, as the verses were new to him, but the authorship has now been traced. 🔊
  • 14. He would have been able to do a number of things he had never done, things which he had always desired to do. 🔊
  • 15. She had said them right once at rehearsal, but had not since been able to reproduce to her satisfaction a certain effect of voice. 🔊
  • 16. She spoke with considerable freedom of language on all subjects, but no one had been able to fix a lover upon her. 🔊
  • 17. So far from being able to see how these things can hang together, it seems evident that they are utterly repugnant to each other. 🔊
  • 18. 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. 🔊
  • 19. Then will follow the setting in position of whatever form of camp bath you may possess, or may be able to borrow. 🔊
  • 20. 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. 🔊
  • 21. True that he was close on the end of his play, and when it was finished he would be able to draw on Ford. 🔊
  • 22. He thought he would be able to obtain a fairly good dinner in one of the little Italian restaurants for ninepence. 🔊
  • 23. We continued our walk, but I was not able to throw any gleam of light upon that original question of his. 🔊
  • 24. 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. 🔊