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
Eligible voters have already applied for ballots and live from the Missouri River to 53rd Street and from State Line Road to Campbell Street.
Over half of students nationwide are eligible for subsidized school meals, which would also qualify them for an SAT fee waiver.
Experts say the change could create cost pressures that would drive states to restrict who is eligible for the program, stop covering particular services or both.
All-American Zach Thompson (8-3, 3.45) were not eligible for the 2017 MLB draft.
People under supervision by the Department of Corrections are not eligible.
Although the bill may not immediately slash Medicaid’s budget, the proposals would slow the rate of Medicaid spending and change policies so that fewer people would be eligible for Medicaid.
Today, in states that expanded Medicaid, eligible people would typically pay no premiums and have few out-of-pocket costs.
Over 4 million eligible voters will be asked to pick mayors in 111 towns and cities including Berlusconi’s heartlands in the north and the strongholds of Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni’s Democratic Party in Tuscany and Umbria.
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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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