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The common root for capable of, skilled at—e.g., operable.
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O'Neill's rich Irish tones are malleable according to age, station, and gender, and ably handle Kit's American accent as well.
They rose ably to the task, proving that the company's strength is twofold, resting on the dancers' impressive technique and Sternberg's diverse choreography.
Corwin Stoppel ably and engagingly presents Living Words: The Ten Commandments in the Twenty-First Century, a straightforward discussion of the relevance of the Biblical Ten Commandments to modern life.
Written by a former curator of the Imperial Art Museum and the Tokyo National Museum, the two books have been ably translated for Western readers by distinguished scholars from Harvard and Pepperdine Universities.
Ford Evans celebrated Utah's rivers, lakes, and wetlands in Watermark (1996), ably abetted by composer Ricklen Nobis, whose music for soprano and baritone, percussion, and synthesizer suggested the evanescence and capriciousness of water in a desert land.
Ably translated from the original French by Michael Chase, Studies On The Neoplatonist Hierocles by Ilsetraut Hadot is an informed and informative treatise on the neoplatonist Hierocles who lived in the fifth century A.D.
She is assisted ably each week and in this volume by Victoria Roberts, whose delightfully whimsical drawings accompany many selections.
Mahler's music, Songs for the Death of Children, was well sung by Nathan Berg, and ably performed by the London Musici orchestra, which has collaborated with Rambert since 1994, commissioning music by young composers.
Ably researched and written by Fort Worth native son Richard Selcer, this historical survey of Fort Worth's history is one of leadership with men and women of vision building a flourishing community at a river crossing on the north Texas plains through the troubled times of the 1850s, the years of the Civil War, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the economic difficulties of the 1970s.
Beck ably tracks the rise and fall of this young lawyer who is out of his depth.
It's the passion of the subject enacted in The Red Detachment that seems to push the full cast to heights of expression well beyond those demonstrated in Giselle, which was danced ably but with a uniform dryness except for Hou Honglan's splendidly imperial Myrtha.
Ably capturing the essence of each sister, the insecurities, the fears and the triumphs, she enables us to root for each woman.