1) able. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth
Edition. 2000. |
...Having sufficient power or resources to accomplish something: a singer able to reach high notes; a detergent able to remove stains. 2. Usage Problem Susceptible to...
2) 2227. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...QUOTATION:Among the strong, there are the strongest, and behind the able, there are even abler. ATTRIBUTION:Chinese proverb....
3) 36006. Lichtenberg, G.C. (Georg Christoph). The Columbia World of
...rule of conduct in the world than this: attach yourself as much as you can to people who are abler than you and yet not so very different that you cannot understand...
4) §9. Hildreth. XVII. Writers on American History, 1783–1850. Vol. 16. Early
National Literature, Part II; Later National Literature, Part I. The
Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in
Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...Twenty-one years after Pitkin s book was published, New England found a still abler and more satisfying historian in Richard Hildreth (180765), who in 1849 gave...
5) 53463. Shaw, George Bernard. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...bound to add that I pity the man who cannot enjoy Shakespear. He has outlasted thousands of abler thinkers, and will outlast a thousand more. ATTRIBUTION:George Bernard...
6) enable. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth
...To make operational; activate: enabled the computer's modem; enable a nuclear warhead. en·abler -NOUN...
7) §15. Sherlock. XII. Divines of the Church of England 1660–1700. Vol. 8. The
Age of Dryden. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An
Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...sojourn among the non-jurors, and for having undergone the criticism of a writer far abler and more lucid than himself. 21...
8) Of Refining upon Other Men's Actions or Interests. Part II. Penn, William.
1909-14. Fruits of Solitude. The Harvard Classics
...and the ordinary Man makes himself so, in presuming to judge of the Reasons of the Abler Man s Actions. 4 275. T is in short a Wood, a Maze, and of nothing are we...
9) §9. Pierce Egan; "Life in London". VI. Caricature and the Literature of
Sport. Vol. 14. The Victorian Age, Part Two. The Cambridge History of
English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes.
...sons of a Scottish artist who had settled in London. George Cruikshank, the younger and abler brother, had already maintained the succession from Gillray and Rowlandson...
10) XLIX. I Am Involved in Mystery. Dickens, Charles. 1917. The Personal
History and Experience of David Copperfield the Younger. Vols. VII & VIII.
Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...circumstanced, to adopt the language of compliment, or of congratulation. That, he leaves to abler and to purer hands. If your more important avocations should admit...