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able

The common root for capable of, skilled at—e.g., operable.
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2002; Horan, Shortie, and Abler 2002) and thus overcome the type of environmental uncertainty explicitly modeled by Malik, Letson, and Crutch-field (1993) and Shortie and Horan (2001).
49) Later this paved the way for Darwin's theory, but what is striking here is that the view of human origin from "same stock" also denotes Mill's acceptance of the hypothesis of an abler and strongest race, even if it is only by accident or chance.
But Nunn does make clear that the balance of power must shift to abler -- more ruthless?
But were there not supposed to be abler, smarter people who get paid more than I do who might have figured this out before it all happened?
The Seneca Nation has been a prime focus of research for Abler (anthropology, U.
We would then have seen many of the younger, abler Labour MPs jumping ship, including, I suspect, Tony Blair ( though not, perhaps, Gordon Brown.
Some older and abler pupils may be able to turn narrative stories such as these into a dialogue, perhaps for a radio play, or a performance for younger learners.
I was, I knew, in the presence of something grand (Beauty, it was, though I did not call it that then, having ruder names for what I saw or thought I saw) and was obliged by very nature to keep my humble distance, no abler to reach past the stage's lip than to enter the picture screen at the cinema.
Davis - in fact one of the abler Tory politicians - gets a bucketload, with one newspaper using a photo of him appearing half-asleep in the House.
Italy's chief Masons never forgave Mussolini for hitting them hard: just as Mafiosi never forgave him for the successes which one of his abler administrators, Cesare Mori, achieved during the 1920s in bringing organised Sicilian crime under control.