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capable

adjective able, accomplished, adept, adroit, aptus, competent, deft, effective, effectual, equal to, expert, facile, fit, fitted, gifted, idoneus, masterly, potent, proficient, qualified, skillful, suited, worthy
Associated concepts: capable of assisting with one's defense, capable of contracting, capable of inheriting, capable of taking and holding property, capable to inherit, capable to marry, competence capable of distinguishing right from wrong
See also: adequate, artful, competent, deft, effective, efficient, eligible, expert, familiar, fit, informed, omnipotent, operative, possible, potent, practiced, proficient, qualified, resourceful, sciential, veteran, virtual
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Veran if you believe him capable of profiting by this letter to humble brave men, or to build up a dishonest reputation for himself.
There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day.
Well, I liked the king, and as king I respected him -- respected the office; at least respected it as much as I was capable of respecting any unearned supremacy; but as MEN I looked down upon him and his nobles -- privately.
And truly a wonder; knowing everything, capable of everything; speaking all the languages, master of all sciences, a mind without horizons, a heart of gold, the glory of her race
If after our long and intimate friendship you can for a moment deem me capable of so base a treachery--"
Few fathers are capable of such delicate discrimination.
Dashwood's disappointment was, at first, severe; but his temper was cheerful and sanguine; and he might reasonably hope to live many years, and by living economically, lay by a considerable sum from the produce of an estate already large, and capable of almost immediate improvement.
A course to follow in this matter has presented itself to my mind since I received your letter, but my ignorance of details of business and intricacies of law leaves me still uncertain whether my idea is capable of ready and certain execution.
The utmost good that I am capable of now, Miss Manette, I have come here to realise.
It is grievous to think that those valiant barons, to whose stand against the crown the liberties of England were indebted for their existence, should themselves have been such dreadful oppressors, and capable of excesses contrary not only to the laws of England, but to those of nature and humanity.
He said, "whoever understood the nature of YAHOOS, might easily believe it possible for so vile an animal to be capable of every action I had named, if their strength and cunning equalled their malice.
Besides, I wish such persons to observe that the grand artery and the arterial vein are of much harder and firmer texture than the venous artery and the hollow vein; and that the two last expand before entering the heart, and there form, as it were, two pouches denominated the auricles of the heart, which are composed of a substance similar to that of the heart itself; and that there is always more warmth in the heart than in any other part of the body- and finally, that this heat is capable of causing any drop of blood that passes into the cavities rapidly to expand and dilate, just as all liquors do when allowed to fall drop by drop into a highly heated vessel.

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