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 Meanings and Examples of DISABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
disable
 v.  deprive of capability or effectiveness; unable; impair; diminish
Classic Sentence:
1  My terror, as I lay there, of falling ill, and being unfitted for to-morrow, was so besetting, that I wonder it did not disable me of itself.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
2  For calumnies sting without disabling; and those who are stung being more moved by hatred of their detractors than by fear of the things they say against them, seek revenge.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
3  For this often disables men from acting to the best advantage, not permitting them to obtain that authority which it is essential they should have in matters of importance.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXX.
4  For, of course my being disabled could now be no longer kept out of view.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LII
5  It was dark before we got down, and the journey seemed long and dreary to me, who could see little of it inside, and who could not go outside in my disabled state.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LII
6  As the days wore on, and no ill news came, as the day closed in and darkness fell, my overshadowing dread of being disabled by illness before to-morrow morning altogether mastered me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
7  Mr. Micawber, with a perfect miracle of dexterity or luck, caught his advancing knuckles with the ruler, and disabled his right hand.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
8  He received this with a laugh like the whirring sound in a disabled clock.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
9  It stood in a small side room which looked out across a narrow grass plot toward the shed, where there was a disabled boat lying keel upward.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
10  A bird with a broken wing was beating the air above, reeling, fluttering, circling disabled down, down to the water.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIX
11  Several more were disabled for life; and those who escaped best carried the marks of the conflict to the grave with them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  When you think how disabled he is.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
13  Mr Elliot would do nothing, and she could do nothing herself, equally disabled from personal exertion by her state of bodily weakness, and from employing others by her want of money.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
14  The interior of the barricade, that species of tiny courtyard appropriated from the street, was bathed in shadows, and resembled, athwart the vague, twilight horror, the deck of a disabled ship.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—WHAT IS TO BE DONE IN THE ABYSS IF ONE DOES NO...
15  'I do think sufficient civilization ought to eliminate a lot of the physical disabilities,' said Clifford.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  These machines have proved a real boon to disabled people.
17  She did all this tendon damage and it really disabled her.
18  Please give your seat to an elderly or disabled person if they require it.
19  The hotel has special facilities for welcoming disabled people.
20  Many disabled people suffer discrimination at work.
21  They exempt the disabled from military service.
22  She is a shining example of what people with disabilities can achieve.
23  People should wake up to the fact that people with disabilities have got a vote as well.
24  Very few of these cases involve plaintiffs afflicted with legitimate disabilities as most of us understand the term.
25  The media has been accused of presenting a prejudiced view of people with disabilities.
26  Most public places are simply not geared to the needs of people with disabilities.
27  Could Helen Keller, blind and deaf since childhood, surmount her physical disabilities and lead a productive life?
28  You must buy the credit life insurance before you can buy the disability insurance.
29  His disability caused this thing to fail.
30  She is deaf, but refuses to let her disability prevent her from doing what she wants to do.