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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) Antipater, Macedonian general. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Macedonian general, (antip´tr) (KEY) , d. 319 B.C., Macedonian general. He was one of the ablest and most trusted lieutenants of Philip II and was a friend and supporter...

3) Davout, Louis Nicolas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Louis Nicolas, (lwe nekola´ davoo´) (KEY) , 1770-1823, marshal of France. One of Napoleon's ablest generals, Davout defeated a Prussian army at Auerstedt (1806) and...

4) Rehnskiold, Karl Gustaf. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Karl Gustaf, (karl gus´tav ran´shold) (KEY) , 1651-1722, Swedish field marshal. One of the ablest lieutenants of Charles XII in the Northern War, he played an important...

5) Stenbock, Count Magnus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Count Magnus, (mang´ns stan´bok) (KEY) , 1665-1717, Swedish field marshal. One of the ablest lieutenants of Charles XII in the Northern War, he helped defeat (1700)...

6) 4605. Edward Gibbon. 1737-1794. Bartlett, John, comp. 1919. Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.
...Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) QUOTATION: The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. 1 ATTRIBUTION: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776)....

7) §6. Whately. XIII. The Growth of Liberal Theology. Vol. 12. The Romantic Revival. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...Richard Whately, the ablest and the most typical of the group, consistently repudiated any such ambition; in 1843, he wrote to Lady Osborne, Is it getting up a faction...

8) Gaiseric. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...(gen´srik, jen´-) (KEY) , c.390-477, king of the Vandals and Alani (428-77), one of the ablest of the barbarian invaders of the Roman Empire. He led (429) his people...

9) Henry of Flanders. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Latin emperor of Constantinople (1206-16), brother and successor of Emperor Baldwin I. The ablest and most respected of the Latin emperors, he fought successfully...

10) Philip, tetrarch of Ituraea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of Ituraea, d. A.D. 34, tetrarch of Ituraea, son of Herod the Great. He was perhaps the ablest of the Herod dynasty. He is mentioned in the Gospel of St. Luke....

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