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 Meanings and Examples of ENABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
enable
 v.  supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity; make able; make feasible or possible
Classic Sentence: (112 in 8 pages)
1  Regina's would enable her, when Mrs. Peniston's legacy was paid, to realize the vision of the green-and-white shop with the fuller competence acquired by her preliminary training.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
2  The transition is a keen one, I assure you, from a schoolmaster to a sailor, and requires a strong decoction of Seneca and the Stoics to enable you to grin and bear it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
3  No possible endeavor then could enable her commander to make the great passage southwards, double Cape Horn, and then running down sixty degrees of latitude arrive in the equatorial Pacific in time to cruise there.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
4  The race must rally a mighty host to the support of their journals, and thus enable them to do much in the way of investigation.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
5  But because Marija was a human horse she merely laughed and went at it; it would enable her to pay her board again, and keep the family going.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 10
6  A general movement among the domestics, and a low sound of gentle voices, announced the approach of those whose presence alone was wanted to enable the cavalcade to move.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
7  He passed the groups of dead with a steadiness of purpose, and an eye so calm, that nothing but long and inveterate practise could enable him to maintain.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
8  He craved a power that would enable him to make a world-sweeping gesture and brush all back.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  Their density would not enable them to understand his sharper point of view.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  Isabella opened her mouth, hoping that Dodge would open his, and so enable her to place him.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
11  It were sin to doubt it, maiden," replied Ivanhoe; "and I repose myself on thy skill without further scruple or question, well trusting you will enable me to bear my corslet on the eighth day.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
12  The hour chosen for the ceremony by Thomasin and Wildeve had been so timed as to enable her to escape the awkwardness of meeting her cousin Clym, who was returning the same morning.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 8 Firmness Is Discovered in a Gentle Heart
13  Well, these sad and hopeless obstacles are welcome in one sense, for they enable us to look with indifference upon the cruel satires that Fate loves to indulge in.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
14  Her story got about, and several of the people here did something to enable her to earn an honest living.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
15  A long journey may enable our friend to recover not only from his shattered nerves but also from his wounded feelings.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
Example Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
16  In order to enable the ship to ride safely through the storm, the captain had to jettison much of his cargo.
17  Julia Child's recipes enable amateur chefs to create savory delicacies for their guests.
18  Avoiding long commutes is a growing priority, as is the ability to work virtually from anyplace to enable a more footloose lifestyle.
19  The house was built with ramp instead of stair in order to enable the man in the wheelchair to move easily.
20  We shall have become so unfit that nothing we can do to enable us to survive.
21  The software enables you to access the Internet in seconds.
22  This pass enables me to travel half-price on trains.
23  The rights protection law for the comsumers enables any impaired comsumer to claim money from the company.
24  This enables the healing process to continue uninterrupted.
25  This portable device enables deaf people to telephone the hospital by typing a message instead of speaking.
26  The nature of his business enables him to get about the world a good deal.
27  This program enables faxes to be personalized automatically.
28  The role enables the researcher to gain the confidence of the group that accepts her in her false role.
29  Grammar information enables students to map the structure of a foreign language into their own.
30  Modern technology enables eavesdroppers to pick up conversations through windows or walls.