to the best of (one's) ability

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to the best of (one's) ability

To the limit of one's skills, resources, or energy; as well as one is able to do. I tried to the best of my ability to secure a seat at the event, but it was impossible to find tickets. Police have been searching to the best of their abilities, but so far there has been no sign of the missing teenager.
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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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But Both The Dalai Lama and Bouncy misbehaved when they were very young, both had to learn how to understand the world better in order to help others, were destined for greatness--the calling to serve others to the best of one's ability.
Hameed, would be to try to keep alive the values that he believed in and try to the best of one's ability to apply those values to the delicate and complex situations; and the challenges and circumstances that Sri Lanka faces today.
This occurs by doing one's epistemic duty to the best of one's ability, given one's social group and epistemic history.
It entails looking after the planet and its environment, caring for society that is made up of fellow human beings, developing one's own potential to the maximum of its limits in order to serve the purpose of Creation to the best of one's ability.
OSAS can lead to daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and cognitive impairment, all side effects which can negatively impact a person's ability to golf to the best of one's ability," he added.
My experience with Solomon [Askia, Ndegeocello's son], whom I consider my first son, taught me that I could love and give what was necessary, and that it is possible that when the child appears, so does the urge to parent to the best of one's ability.
The big issue is how to parent to the best of one's ability, how to love and care for a child who has unique needs and a right to be cherished.
The only way to compete as an on-course bookmaker at the moment is to utilise the exchange market to the best of one's ability.
Gantt was interested in an aspect of industrial education which he called the `habits of industry'--habits of industriousness and co-operation, doing work to the best of one's ability, and pride in the quality as well as the quantity of work.
Level matching to the best of one's ability, and A/B, or better yet, blind A/B/X tests are the best ways to determine whether there are differences between players.
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