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able

The common root for capable of, skilled at—e.g., operable.
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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.
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.
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.
Events like the Civil War or the mortgage crash of 2008 are not stories that can be told even by the ablest of historians.
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.
It would be unfortunate if this industry allowed him to walk away, armed as he is with 43 years of knowledge and experience, ingrained in him by some of the ablest teachers in mass retailing.
Not only does it ensure that the best-performing and ablest workers have more responsibilities and powers, but it also offers a healthy incentive to workers to raise their productivity.