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capable of (doing something)

Able to do something. I don't think I'm capable of going for a walk right now—my back hurts too much. I know I was shocked—I didn't think Caroline was capable of saying such hurtful things.
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capable of doing something

having the ability to do something. Do you think Tom is capable of lifting 200 pounds? No one I know is capable of such a crime!
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As yet woman is not capable of friendship: women are still cats, and birds.
But it is by reason of the modification which takes place within the substance itself that a substance is said to be capable of admitting contrary qualities; for a substance admits within itself either disease or health, whiteness or blackness.
To sum up, it is a distinctive mark of substance, that, while remaining numerically one and the same, it is capable of admitting contrary qualities, the modification taking place through a change in the substance itself.
Are these lenses capable of resisting such pressure?
Glass, which breaks at a blow, is, nevertheless, capable of offering considerable resistance.
Her expression was so placid, it was hard to believe that she was capable of the violent emotion I had witnessed.
As to the other denizens of the old building, it will suffice out of a large household to mention the prim, respectable, and capable Ames, and Mrs.
Wood, a brisk and capable general practitioner from the village.
I have found him capable of giving me much information on various subjects; and he has always answered my inquiries with readiness of good-breeding and good nature.
Aristotle found in the society of his time men who were not capable of political reflection, and who, as he thought, did their best work under superintendence.
She'll always get votes," said Huldah Meserve, when discussing the election, "for whether she knows anything or not, she looks as if she did, and whether she's capable of filling an office or not, she looks as if she was.
A human being is capable only of a certain amount of activity at a given moment, and it will inevitably satisfy first its most pressing needs, its most ardent desires, its chief ambitions.
The higher-end VL750/CS model with an estimated price tag of 285,000 yen will be capable of playing back 3D video games created with the 3D technology of Nvidia Corp.
has had a casting facility for more than 30 years capable of melting smaller amounts of metals at lower temperatures.
The program is also capable of printing blank staff notation sheets, and it also supports Music XML format and multiple languages.
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