INCAPABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INCAPABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
incapable
 a.  unable to do something
 a.  not meeting requirements
Classic Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
1  I listened to my father in silence and remained for some time incapable of offering any reply.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
2  But the overflowing misery I now felt, and the excess of agitation that I endured rendered me incapable of any exertion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
3  Not seldom she would laugh anew, and louder than before, like a thing incapable and unintelligent of human sorrow.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
4  But his character had been so much enfeebled by suffering, that even its lower energies were incapable of more than a temporary struggle.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
5  For their brother's sake, too, for the sake of his own heart, she rejoiced; and she reproached herself for being unjust to his merit before, in believing him incapable of generosity.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
6  He is the most fearful of giving pain, of wounding expectation, and the most incapable of being selfish, of any body I ever saw.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35
7  The more I looked into the glowing coals, the more incapable I became of looking at Joe; the longer the silence lasted, the more unable I felt to speak.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
8  In this condition, he felt more incapable of finishing the Memorial than ever; and the harder he worked at it, the oftener that unlucky head of King Charles the First got into it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
9  Mr. jorkins, notwithstanding his reputation in the firm, was an easy-going, incapable sort of man, whose reputation out of doors was not calculated to back it up.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
10  Always accompanied with an incapable motion of the head, but with no change of face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 56. THE NEW WOUND, AND THE OLD
11  He was incapable of deceiving himself and persuading himself that he repented of his conduct.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 2
12  He had not slept the previous night, but was incapable of thinking of sleep either.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 14
13  He felt incapable of being either.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 1
14  This exasperated and tortured Golenishtchev, but Vronsky was incapable of deceiving and torturing himself, and even more incapable of exasperation.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 13
15  He was breathless with emotion and incapable of going farther; he turned off the road into the forest and lay down in the shade of an aspen on the uncut grass.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 12
Example Sentence:
1  The wine had made him incapable of thinking clearly.
2  He is incapable of discriminating between a good idea and a terrible one.
3  He seems incapable of walking past a music shop without going in and buying another CD.
4  He's a sort of people who're incapable of deceiving you.
5  When it came to my turn, I drank, for I was thirsty, but did not touch the food, excitement and fatigue rendering me incapable of eating.
6  When he called his opponent a "bonehead," he implied that his adversary's brain might ossify to the point that he was incapable of clear thinking.