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 Meanings and Examples of CAPABLE
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capable
 a.  having the ability required for a specific task
Classic Sentence: (135 in 10 pages)
1  It was, indeed, high time that someone capable of giving advice and help should come to the aid of the sturdy old farmer and his adopted daughter.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
2  In past years Mr. Jones, although a hard master, had been a capable farmer, but of late he had fallen on evil days.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
3  I've never met the man yet who was capable of intimacy with a woman, giving himself up to her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
4  Yet Daniele was still a man capable of a man's free allegiance.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
5  'Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe,' said Connie.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
6  Her heart was sore and angry, and she was capable only of angry consolations.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
7  The place deserves it, and you will find yourself not satisfied with much less than it is capable of.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
8  But it is capable of much more.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
9  But a parish has wants and claims which can be known only by a clergyman constantly resident, and which no proxy can be capable of satisfying to the same extent.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
10  You cannot suppose me capable of trying to persuade you to marry against your inclinations.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
11  I could not preach but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
12  That a girl so capable of being made everything good should be left in such hands, distressed her more and more.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
13  But he was young, and did not know what strong minds are capable of, under trying circumstances.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
14  I have considered, ever since I have been capable of serious reflection.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
15  She was a benevolent, charitable, good woman, and capable of strong attachments, most correct in her conduct, strict in her notions of decorum, and with manners that were held a standard of good-breeding.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  The larger firm was capable of providing a better range of services.
17  The research shows that pre-school children are capable of thinking in abstract terms.
18  Moreover, system technology is capable of reducing the time needed to respond to changes in demand or to serve orders.
19  They have the aircraft capable of doing significant damage, because most of those aircraft are capable of launching anti-ship missiles.
20  Love is the thing that we're capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.
21  I don't think he's capable of murder.
22  The majority of reptile species are egg-laying although certain species of squamates are capable of giving live birth.
23  Canadian politicians have been in capable of ending this primitive practice.
24  Religiously significant Tibetan incense is believed to be capable of driving away evil.
25  Seabra's mother said her son - whom she described as shy and religious - wasn't capable of such horror.
26  Swooping in for the hunt, the long-eared bat takes on the deadly deathstalker scorpion on foot;this scorpion's venom is so strong it is capable of killing a human.
27  Mark Zuckerberg is putting together a lab where a team of Facebook engineers will build flying drones, satellites, and infrared lasers capable of beaming internet connections to people down here on earth.
28  The project aims to design and build a vehicle capable of shattering the 1,000mph mark, leaving the current record of 763mph in the dust.
29  Organizing a whole department is beyond his capability.
30  Their military capability has been reduced because their air force has proved not to be effective.