Examples of eligible in a sentence
… more than six years since the fall of the Taliban, fewer than 30% of eligible girls are enrolled in schools, and the infrastructure is so poor that only a tiny fraction are likely to get the education they need to enjoy the fruits of emancipation. —Aryn Baker, Time, 28 Jan. 2008
She wanted to start her own family. She was twenty-six and without prospects. At church her mother prayed, and at Crystal Nail, where she lacquered and lengthened, her mother asked customers about eligible young men. She kept Li En's graduation photo mounted in the right corner of her mirror, so that every customer would see her daughter, diploma in hand. —Max Apple, Atlantic, November 2003
I'd like to join but I'm not eligible yet.
Recent Examples of eligible from the web
Of the city’s 66,481 eligible voters, 11,555 ballots were cast —
Odds: Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
But because there will not be 80 bowl eligible teams to fill the slots for the 40 bowls, as many as six teams will have to be added.
McDonald's model addresses the portion of people who voted from among the pool of citizens eligible to cast ballots.
FMLA provides job protections for eligible workers who take time off for their own illness or to care for a family member.
Anyone from one of those countries who purchases a ticket on KLM and has a layover in Amsterdam longer than six hours will be eligible for the program and sent an email encouraging them to sign up.
Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date.
But combat will never represent the preponderance of military positions, and its requirements should not blindly dictate who is eligible for the draft.
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Origin and Etymology of eligible
Middle English, from Late Latin eligibilis, from Latin eligere to choose — more at elect
First Known Use: 15th century
ELIGIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eligible for English Language Learners
: able to be chosen for something : able to do or receive something
: suitable and desirable for marriage
ELIGIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of eligible for Students
: qualified to be chosen, to participate, or to receive You're eligible for a loan.
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