Definition of Abilities

1. Noun. (plural of ability) ¹



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Definition of Abilities

1. ability [n] - See also: ability

Lexicographical Neighbors of Abilities

abietine
abietines
abietinic
abietins
abietite
abietol
abigail
abigails
abigailship
abigailships
abigeat
abilao
abilaos
abiliment
abiliments
abilities
abilitude
ability
ability-to-pay
abilla
abillas
abilo
abilos
abime
abimes
abio-
abiocen
abiocens
abiocoen
abiogeneses

Literary usage of Abilities

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Distribution of Wealth by John Rogers Commons (1893)
"Personal Abilities and Capital. While economists generally agree to distinguish between land and capital, they almost universally class personal abilities ..."

2. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1898)
"... wanting to himself as to others, his character is entirely perfect. This is the ultimate test of merit and virtue. SECT. IV.—Of natural abilities. ..."

3. The Vicar of Wakefield: Der Landprediger Von Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"As my eldest son was bred a scholar, I determined to send him to town, where his abilities might contribute to our support and his own. ..."

4. History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (1840)
"Under Peri- eles it was lodged in more,but the extraordinary abilities and influence of the man had taught all their voices to follow the dictates of his ..."

5. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"... and the oath truly and faithfully to discharge the duties of his office to the best of his knowledge and abilities, as prescribed by the act of June 1, ..."

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