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  • a  (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    capable of winning
    capable of hard work
    capable of walking on two feet
  • s  possibly accepting or permitting
    a passage capable of misinterpretation
  • a  (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
    no one believed her capable of murder
  • s  having the requisite qualities for
  • s  have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    a capable administrator
    children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

  • The larger size also means more of a drain on older video-capable iPods.
  • Hwang and his team at Seoul National University became the first to clone human embryos capable of yielding viable stem cells that might one day cure countless diseases.
  • Ramon's brain worked better than most people's and his wit was as quick as his smile was warm, but from the neck down he was limp flesh, capable of no more than involuntary spasms.
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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in ABC News
    Clinton said, however, "We have noticed that the pirates are buying more and more sophisticated equipment. They're buying faster and more capable vessels. They are clearly using their ransom money for their benefit, both personally and on behalf of...
  • Alan Duncan in Telegraph.co.uk
    Asked why people no longer wanted to stand for Parliament, Mr Duncan said: "No-one who has done anything in the outside world, or is capable of doing such a thing, will ever come into this place ever again, the way we are going. Basically, it's...
  • Carlos Tevez in eTaiwan News
    To lose like that is very painful,Argentina striker Carlos Tevez said. "We played badly and sometimes when you make mistakes you go home. They did what we knew they were capable of doing."

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