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The common root for capable of, skilled at—e.g., operable.
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James Cook was one of the country's ablest explorers, he did a number of firsts and when you look at the work he did and today's satellite images of the world there is very little difference between them.
At the tender age of 17, she became the first British pianist to perform Rachmaninov's infamously difficult Third Piano Concerto, but her most celebrated association was with Medtner, who called her 'the bravest and ablest besieger of my musical fortresses'.
More broadly speaking, the notion that it is good to reduce toil has supporters on both the academic left, to judge from such books as Juliet Schor's The Overworked American, and the free market right, to judge from Schor's ablest critics.
Despite his reputation as Hollywood's ablest negotiator while heading Creative Artists Agency prior to joining Disney, Ovitz had few clear-cut accomplishments outside of a promotional pact with McDonald's Corp.
This biography of him has been eagerly anticipated, since it was well-known in historical circles that Crowe's daughter, Sibyl, the co-author of Our Ablest Public Servant and a historian at Oxford, possessed the private papers of her father.
We Now Find Ourselves Propelled on the Stage of History," "Our Real Tragedy Is That Our Ablest Men Were Alienated and Silenced," and "A Writer Cannot Escape Politics.
The parties today filed a certificate of merger with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to consummate the Merger upon which Ablest became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koosharem.
We were pleased therefore that our core message has been endorsed by Adam Price MP, one of Plaid Cymru's ablest and most courageous politicians.
In the last two weeks of the campaign, he rose in the challenge, making his best speeches, even beating Hubert Humphrey in a debate when Humphrey was widely considered the party's ablest and most articulate debater.
And, ironically considering the events of the past week, Ferdinand was barely missed as John Terry proved to be the ablest of deputies alongside the rock-likeSol Campbell.
Having worked with Ieuan Wyn Jones for many years in Parliament and in the Assembly,I have no doubt that he is by far the best and ablest candidate.
Worse than that, they were arrogant enough to believe they could welch on promises made to investors, some of whom rank among Britain's ablest professionals.