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able

The common root for capable of, skilled at—e.g., operable.
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'Fray Martin de Rada was the ablest among the first Augustinian brothers in the Philippines,' Alvarez said.
Once one of the ablest division commanders in the Army of Northern Virginia, he found himself, by the spring of 1864, in the war's Western Theater.
The ablest candidates come from all possible backgrounds," he said.
"I say, Bashie old man, where by is the pisshouse now?" Even in the jokes there was evidence of change, and in the general turmoil South Walians wandered and scattered, very often settled elsewhere, the ablest generally leaving home.
We must remember that the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade earned for the Filipinos the reputation as the "Ablest Asiatic Seamen."
As a go-to option, the Stoke striker has attitude, enthusiasm and an aerial capability designed to worry the ablest of defenders.
Kissinger is, of course, one of the best known and ablest proponents of realpolitik, what Wikipedia defines as "...
This is an important race as we have lost one of the ablest state representatives in John Binienda, who we all knew was heavily involved in constituent services.
she is the ablest person I have ever known in public life." Bill Clinton, who was president from 1993 to 2001, is in India at the start of an Asia-Pacific tour to promote his foundation's work in the region.
In 1925 he penned an article on the future of nuclear warfare entitled "Shall We All Commit Suicide," and in his article "Fifty Years Hence," he wrote, "Great nations are no longer led by their ablest men....
The ablest projects will be presented at the 4M Mashreq forum, a regional gathering about new media to be held in Beirut in November 2014.