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Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.Phyllis Therous
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Adjectiveable (comparative abl, superlative er)
- (dated) Healthy.
- After the past week of forced marches, only half the men are fully able.
- Permitted to; not prevented from; having the power or capacity to.
- With that obstacle removed, I am now able to proceed with my plan.
- I’m only able to visit you when I have other work here.
- I’ll see you as soon as I’m able.
- The chairman was also an able sailor.
- (law) Legally qualified or competent.
- In most states, such a person is not able to inherit property.
be able to
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Third person singular
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make capable; to enable; to strengthen.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To vouch for.
- abel – (alphagram)
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