CAPACITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CAPACITY
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capacity
 n.  mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
Classic Sentence: (61 in 5 pages)
1  She had rejected Rosedale's suggestion with a promptness of scorn almost surprising to herself: she had not lost her capacity for high flashes of indignation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
2  Here was, after all, something that her charming listless hands could really do; she had no doubt of their capacity for knotting a ribbon or placing a flower to advantage.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
3  I'm trying to develop my own large capacity for dullness and contentment.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  As it passes through the remaining vertebrae the canal tapers in size, but for a considerable distance remains of large capacity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
5  Removing this hatch we expose the great try-pots, two in number, and each of several barrels' capacity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
6  In his capacity as delicatessen vender, Jokubas Szedvilas had many acquaintances.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
7  Mr. Gore had served Colonel Lloyd, in the capacity of overseer, upon one of the out-farms, and had shown himself worthy of the high station of overseer upon the home or Great House Farm.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
8  Upon the right and left, I was walled in by granite warehouses of the widest dimensions, stowed to their utmost capacity with the necessaries and comforts of life.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  As he was at last compelled to pay attention to them, his capacity for self-hate was multiplied.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
10  There is all the difference in the world in the servants of Southern establishments, according to the character and capacity of the mistresses who have brought them up.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  In this connection the author feels bound to confess that the appetite and the capacity of such men are greatly to be envied.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
12  Boys of small capacity he did not long retain in his establishment; whereas those who possessed exceptional talent he put through an extra course of schooling.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
13  And this he did in terms as though, in every possible calling and capacity, he himself had experienced the same.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
14  Next, in the matter of a life of isolation, he hit things off exactly by remarking that such a life bred in a man a capacity for high thinking.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
15  Pierre listened to him, straining each faculty to understand the essential points of the impending battle, but was mortified to feel that his mental capacity was inadequate for the task.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them.
2  Our capacity for giving care, love and attention is limited.
3  Mental attitude plays a far more important role in a person's success or failure than mental capacity.
4  He had no natural authority and no capacity for imposing his will on others.
5  Litre is a unit of capacity in the metric system.
6  The shutdown had no effect on Calvert Cliffs Unit One, which continues to operate at full capacity.
7  He has a great capacity for Chinese.
8  He emphasized that he was speaking as a private citizen, not in any official capacity.
9  The qualification should increase my earning capacity.
10  The human body has an amazing capacity to repair itself.
11  Her little son has a mind of great capacity.
12  He attended in his official capacity as mayor.
13  Although we may in this way gain in explanatory capacity, there are several important disadvantages associated with a participant observation study.
14  The plant is operating at maximum capacity.
15  Their reasoning capacity must be developed.