ELIGIBLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ELIGIBLE
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 a.  qualified; desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage
Classic Sentence:
1  A military life is not what I was intended for, but circumstances have now made it eligible.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
2  Mr. Collins's present circumstances made it a most eligible match for their daughter, to whom they could give little fortune; and his prospects of future wealth were exceedingly fair.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
3  Of course, before the war, Will would certainly not have been an eligible suitor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
4  The young man willingly believed that the Huron deliberated on the most eligible manner of eluding the vigilance of his associates.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
5  After a moment's thought, Miss Crawford calmly replied, "As far as I am concerned, I can have no objection to anything that you all think eligible."
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
6  All red-headed men who are sound in body and mind and above the age of twenty-one years, are eligible.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
7  I know Marianne's heart: I know that she dearly loves me, and that I shall not be the last to whom the affair is made known, when circumstances make the revealment of it eligible.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16
8  "Yes, and so you are once more an eligible bachelor," said Princess Mary.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence:
1  Almost half the population are eligible to vote in today's election.
2  Farmers are eligible for government support if they let a certain amount of land lie fallow.
3  The electoral council announced that all eligible people would get a chance to vote.
4  Students on a part-time course are not eligible for a loan.
5  There are an estimated eight million people currently thought to be eligible to reclaim income tax.
6  An employee is not eligible for a redundancy payment unless he has been with the company for two years.
7  All those eligible will receive a cash handout.
8  But turnout was extremely disappointing, only around forty five per cent of eligible voters.
9  There are an estimated 86000 survivors around the world and almost half of them could be eligible for payments from the compensation fund.
10  Because the law was retroactive to the first of the year, we found she was eligible for the pension.
11  The six countries likely to be denied debt cancellation maybe eligible once they take specified steps to tighten controls on government spending.