able to do

able to do something

to have the strength or skill to do something. (Able to can be replaced with can.) Are you able to carry those bags by yourself?
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But in maintaining armed men there in place of colonies one spends much more, having to consume on the garrison all the income from the state, so that the acquisition turns into a loss, and many more are exasperated, because the whole state is injured; through the shifting of the garrison up and down all become acquainted with hardship, and all become hostile, and they are enemies who, whilst beaten on their own ground, are yet able to do hurt.
It is hard to make out what I mean, but this is a try at it, and I do not know that I shall be able to do better unless I add that Thackeray, of all the writers that I have known, is the most thoroughly and profoundly imbued with literature, so that when he speaks it is not with words and blood, but with words and ink.
And who is best able to do good to his friends and evil to his enemies in time of sickness?
And in what sort of actions or with a view to what result is the just man most able to do harm to his enemy and good to his friends?
I think too many people ask the quarterback to do things that they're not able to do, whether physically or mentally.
I can't believe they were able to do this back then," said John Humont, Foundry Consultants Inc.
This is well within the scope of what they're able to do,'' Nelson replied.
Expect the children to move around as soon as they are developmentally able to do so and develop strategies for tracking movements in your field notes
Attendant with that also in a joint setting is to be able to pick our people up with combat search and rescue assets, regardless of who those folks are, whether it's a Navy crew, an Army crew or a Marine crew, to be able to do this at range relative to the operations that we've got in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Letterkenny, for example, is one of the leaders from the depot standpoint in what we've been able to do.
And now we are, once again, seized with a problem of a conflict in Western Sudan that threatens the country and threatens to undermine what we have been able to do in recent months with respect to the North-South conflict resolution process in the Sudan.
We really believe in the youth of rural America and are proud to be able to do this," Gottsch explains.
The VAM needs to be able to do something that, to my limited knowledge, no one has yet been able to do.
Our understanding of fluid mechanics and the natural environment is poor compared to what the lobster is able to do with the kind of information that is out there," Grasso says.
But the good news is that the carriers which have taken the steps to be able to do real time through a Web site are going to be able to take the next step which is to be able to handle the inquiries and transactions through the agency systems.
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