ably ably  /ˈeɪb li/


  • (adv) with competence; in a competent capable manner



  1. Rowling certainly isn't afraid of sex, as Order of the Phoenix--which had Harry making out with the beautiful, grieving Cho Chang--ably demonstrated.
  2. In any case, Scherer has ably gone over Obama's performance and what he accomplished, or tried to accomplish.
  3. Has ably balanced the spectacle and the grindstone allowing the public to feel an intimacy with his life and family, while retaining a formal distance as he handles business.


  • Mild temps bring snakes

    While you might not be able to see them, they can probably see you. If you do see one, a Midwestern State University vertebrae bio logist said, you’re prob­ably in good shape and have time to get away.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News


  1. "With this historic vote, the Senate has affirmed that Justice Sotomayor has the intellect, the temperament, the history, the integrity and the independence of mind to ably serve on our nation's highest court," President Obama said after the vote.
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. President Bush said in a statement that Townsend "has ably guided the Homeland Security Council. She has played an integral role in the formation of the key strategies and policies my administration has used to combat terror and protect Americans."
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "We've got a young side and can get a lot better than we are at the moment," stated Strauss, who will have to make do without all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who has retired from Test cricket. "We're still pretty inconsistent, as we've ably...
    on Aug 24, 2009 By: Andrew Strauss Source: BBC Sport

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