Sentence in Classic:
I am disposed to help your Grace to the best of my ability, but, in order to do so, I must understand to the last detail how the matter stands.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But since he did not care either way, he immediately asked Stepan Arkadyevitch, as though it were his duty, to go down to the country and to arrange everything there to the best of his ability with the taste of which he had so much.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He employed all his ability and strength to do the best he could for himself and his army, as he had done previously and as he did subsequently in 1813.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He looked, to the best of his ability, when he asked me for it confidentially, as if he had never seen me before; but well did I know him, and well did he know me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Yet a remarkable fact was the circumstance that he always contrived to temper his omniscience with a certain readiness to give way, a certain ability so to keep a rein upon himself that never did his utterances become too loud or too soft, or transcend what was perfectly befitting.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Again, as to the justice of their opinions on public affairs, seldom find that after hearing two speakers of equal ability urging them in opposite directions, they do not adopt the sounder view, or are unable to decide on the truth of what they hear.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
I explained all these things to him to the best of my ability, and he certainly left me under the impression that he would have made a wonderful solicitor, for there was nothing that he did not think of or foresee.
If she was faintly aware of fresh difficulties ahead, she was sure of her ability to meet them: it was characteristic of her to feel that the only problems she could not solve were those with which she was familiar.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
His clear hand, his accurate figures and his shrewd ability in bargaining won their respect, where a knowledge of literature and a fine appreciation of music, had young Gerald possessed them, would have moved them to snorts of contempt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
That enormous ability by virtue of which one is Moses, Aeschylus, Dante, Michael Angelo, or Napoleon, the multitude awards on the spot, and by acclamation, to whomsoever attains his object, in whatsoever it may consist.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
She did not yet know the immense ability of the world to be casually cruel and proudly dull, but if she should ever learn those dismaying powers, her eyes would never become sullen or heavy or rheumily amorous.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context