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qualified, competent, legally entitled. See DISABILITIES.
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More tellingly, Glozier quotes Daniel Defoe's estimation of Schomberg as the "ablest soldier of his age" at least five times (pp.
I'll take my chances with Iredell, especially in an age when those who teach in our premier law schools and publish in the leading law reviews (and who therefore fundamentally shape the minds of future Supreme Court justices) are not necessarily the "ablest and the purest of men" when it comes to questions of natural justice.
Marshal Schomberg 1615-1690; "the ablest soldier of his age"; international soldiering and the formation of state armies in seventeenth-century Europe.
But underneath his shaggy locks was a scientific mind whose deductions have staggered the ablest intellects of Europe.
'There is no higher physics teacher on the campus and the classes are being taken by the ablest pupil in the school.'
Well, the Creator has now retained the ablest counsel He'll ever find to help keep Heaven free.
'Too much of the work does not stretch the ablest pupils enough,' he said.
He is one of their ablest actors but also a talented director who has been responsible for some of the society's best showings in the Cellar Theatre of late.
But now business is brisk with nearly 5,000 cars leaving the factory gates every year, a turnover of pounds 750million and a creative resource of 200 of the world's ablest car engineers.
As suggested by historian Gordon Wood in The Creation of the American Republic, there was a spirit of mission and purpose to create a land that was free and removed from ancient prejudice and privilege: "They told themselves over and over again that they were a numerous, sober, and industrious people, and therefore, as history showed, the ablest to contend with and the most successful in opposing tyranny." Wood believed "for Americans the future looked auspicious indeed." Little was impossible for a land comprised of rustic wisdom and youthful vivacity.
So-called World Class Tests, which will be voluntary, have been designed to stretch the ablest youngsters as part of the Government's drive to make the most of the nation's gifted and talented youth.
In 630 AD Amr Ibn Al As, one of the Prophet Muhammad's ablest military commanders, brought a letter from the Prophet to the two rulers of Oman, Abd and Jaifar.