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to the best of one's ability

as well as one is able. I did the work to the best of my ability. You should always work to the best of your ability.
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This fact, and the similar occurrence during my first talk with Tars Tarkas, convinced me that we had at least something in common; the ability to smile, therefore to laugh; denoting a sense of humor.
Few people then had any confidence in the ability of the Indians to receive education and to profit by it.
At first I had a good deal of doubt about my ability to succeed.
If there is anything in him which can be copied or burlesqued it is this ability of his to show men inwardly as well as outwardly; it is the only trait of his which I can put my hand on.
In verse 19 we are told what Nietzsche called Redemption--that is to say, the ability to say of all that is past: "Thus would I have it.
There was the dreadful end of that long life of degraded ability and heartless crime
Improvements desired: Improved manuals, ability to reprint 1040 organizer, improved customization of transmittal letters, extension of tax review system to business products, quicker updates, increased speed, ability to view output on screen, increased sophistication of diagnostics.
Such risks, uncertainties and other matters include, but are not limited to (i) the ability of the Company to complete the proposed transaction with CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.
Certain information included herein and in other company reports, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, statements and presentations is forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements about the company's anticipated operating results, financial resources, ability to acquire land, ability to sell homes and properties, ability to deliver homes from backlog, and ability to secure materials and subcontractors.
E[acute accent]Certain information included herein and in other company reports, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, statements and presentations is forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements about the company's anticipated operating results, financial resources, ability to acquire land, ability to sell homes and properties, ability to deliver homes from backlog, and ability to secure materials and subcontractors.
Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to the company's ability to attract and retain experienced scientists, trends in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies outsourcing of chemical research and development, the company's ability to enforce its intellectual property and technology rights, the risks posed by international operations to the company, and the company's ability to effectively manage its growth as well as those factors discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2006 and the company's other SEC filings.
This increase in cognitive stratification results from the realization of the meritocratic vision of access to institutions based on individual ability.
Certainly nature plays a significant role in explaining differences between men and women--one can hardly deny the societal implications of women's exclusive ability to bear children--but it is important that we don't abandon nurture as an avenue for progress just yet.
Super, 1996) theoretical propositions that relate to abilities have been operationalized into a psychometric instrument, the Ability Explorer (T.
13, 1994, Wall Street Journal signed by 52 prominent intelligence researchers: "Intelligence is a very general mental capability," they write, "that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience.