Sentence for able | Use able in a sentence

Sentence with word able. The sentences below are ordered by length from shorter and easier to longer and more complex. They use able in a sentence, providing visitors a sentence for able.

  • I shall never be able to help that. (8)
  • We shall be able to smooth him down. (8)
  • Well, I think I might be able to stop it. (8)
  • Both of these praised the able young writer. (10)
  • And Gyp was always able to live in the moment. (8)
  • We shall never be able to eat it while it is good. (4)
  • He had never been able to get along without people. (12)
  • They were now able to speak to each other and consult. (4)
  • Go and do what you are able to do of your own free will. (9)
  • She may not be able to support a bitter shock of grief. (10)
  • The mother, your Worship, is able to get access to them. (8)
  • You would not be able to account for him quite thoroughly. (10)
  • In her mother she lost the only person able to cope with her. (4)
  • How he wished Miss Middleton had been able to be one of them! (10)
  • And she longed to be able to say something more to the purpose. (4)
  • Her brother will be able to resume his military duties next month. (10)
  • In three weeks she was able to drive in the carriage on mild days. (18)
  • Mrs Smith had been able to tell her what no one else could have done. (4)
  • If she continues to come here he will, of course, be able to find her. (8)
  • Jon, however, had a great idea that one must be able to face anything. (8)
  • If you come up, he will surely be able to run up to us for a day or two. (8)
  • He taught himself piano and singing, and was soon able to teach others also. (3)
  • Miss Bennet had not been able to hear of his coming without changing colour. (4)
  • If he is able, his disappointment will, on the contrary, help his criticism. (16)
  • He had talked of the man too much, too enthusiastically, to be able to do so. (10)
  • Were he ever able to get away, the day would be spent in coming and returning. (4)
  • The details of these vast transactions rested in the able hands of James Greydon. (18)
  • The architect was able to conceal the shudder which they must have sent through him. (9)
  • The lieutenant was less able to cover the irksomeness of his situation with easy talk. (10)
  • Sailing back with his force, De la Tour was able now to make his enemy flee before him. (19)
  • But never shall I be able so far to conquer my tender sensibility as to enquire after him. (4)
  • Clotilde laughed, not perfectly assured of the wherefore, but pleased to be able to laugh. (10)
  • Suppose I were to be seized of a sudden in some dreadful way, and not able to ring the bell! (4)
  • She would be in the air there, she would be able to breathe, to get rid of this feverishness. (8)
  • He is still able to think and act; and I write, by his desire, to propose your returning home. (4)
  • She was seldom or never at a loss; or if at a loss, was always able to convert it into a gain. (8)
  • At that time there was in Canada an able Colonel of the British Army, by name Garnet Wolseley. (19)
  • Often as she had wished for and ordered it, she had never been able to get any thing tolerable. (4)
  • But if he is able to answer them satisfactorily to his own conscience, by all means let him begin. (9)
  • I felt able to give this, and, of course, he eagerly approved; I think he telegraphed his approval. (9)
  • They were not long able, however, to enjoy the repose of the eminence they had so laboriously gained. (4)
  • Breckon had not been able to convince himself that his proposal to consult Judge Kenton was not a pose. (9)
  • She had never been able to recall anything approaching to tenderness in his former treatment of herself. (4)
  • It is probable that by to-morrow I shall be able to write you more about the Italo-Austrian war of 1866. (10)
  • Busy as he was, however, the young man was yet able to shew a most happy countenance on seeing Emma again. (4)
  • In a week she was able to see her father and talk to him for five minutes while she held his hand in hers. (18)
  • Watching her like that, unseen, I seemed to be able to see right through that tight-lipped, lynx-eyed mask. (8)
  • You have the feeling of being able to see quite far, which is misleading, as you soon find out if you walk. (8)
  • He vindicated the saneness of the bath as well as he was able, showing himself at least a good reader of music. (10)
  • Tell me what it is, explain the grounds on which you acted, and I shall be satisfied, in being able to satisfy you. (4)
  • She knew that he loved her, could not help knowing, for he had never been able to keep it out of his eyes and voice. (8)
  • When I next write I shall be able to tell you that Sir James is gone, Lady Susan vanquished, and Frederica at peace. (4)
  • He had nothing but his impetuosity for an assurance of his promise, and was never able to force me back beyond a foot. (10)
  • After further study at Prague, he was able to gain a Government pension, and to interest such men as Hanslick and Brahms. (3)
  • But tomorrow I think I shall certainly be able to call in Berkeley Street, and be introduced to your friend Mrs. Jennings. (4)
  • I was able to talk of foreign cities and could tell stories, and I was, besides, under the immediate protection of Heriot. (10)
  • Monasteries were left unmolested, hence the monks near the Belgian border were able to work in comparative peace and quiet. (3)
  • But she seemed to find herself, upon reflection, less able to cope with Lander personally than with the situation generally. (9)
  • The count grimaced angrily when he heard that his sister Lena was not yet able to bear the fatigue of a walk to the citadel. (10)
  • An American is not able to pronounce as to the verity of the type; I only know that it seems probable and that it is charming. (9)
  • Her younger sisters soon began to make interest with her for objects of happiness which she might in future be able to dispense. (4)
  • Thus the morning dragged itself away without any one being able to settle to anything, except Herr Paul, who was settled in bed. (8)
  • At the breakfast for three he was able to tell Kathleen that the worthy Father was warm, and on his way to complete restoration. (10)
  • She wished to be able to decline it; but the tears, which a variety of feelings created, made it easier to swallow than to speak. (4)
  • Luckily he had taken the organs for blue-bottles in his last years, which had been a comfort, and they had been able to enjoy the tunes. (8)
  • Felix saw Kirsteen quiver and flinch, and understood why they had none of them felt quite able to turn their backs on that display of passion. (8)
  • As a young man he was fond of dancing, acting and practical jokes; though sensitive, he was well and strong, and able to endure rough stage-journeys. (3)

Also see sentences for: capable, clever, competent, efficient, gifted, proficient, qualified.

Definition of able:

  • able, ‘bl, adj. (comp. a’bler; superl. a’blest) having sufficient strength, power, or means to do a thing: skilful. | adj. a’ble-bod’ied, of a strong body: free from disability, of a sailor, labourer, &c.: robust. | adv. a’bly. (0)

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