Examples of unable in a Sentence
I was unable to afford the trip.
He was unable to play tennis after the injury.
Recent Examples of unable from the Web
The greatest kindness may be helping the dead who are after all, unable to help themselves.
Friedman said Scripps Green has been unable to find a suitable substitute to lead its writing program.
ACA Financial Guaranty Corp., an insurer, sold protection on a $909 million tranche of Abacus while ABN Amro Group assumed the credit risk of that portion in the event ACA was unable to pay.
His grandmother called 911 but was unable to help deliver the baby.
Him, unable to see the human element of my arguments.
Two Giacometti works had been mentioned in an earlier valuation of Grahame’s assets, but Cheffins employees were unable to find them during a preliminary inspection.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that in order to sentence a minor to life in prison, prosecutors are required to prove that the minor is unable to be rehabilitated beyond a reasonable doubt.
State law says that if Wood is unable to participate in a council meeting by early October, including a regular meeting scheduled Oct. 4, the office will be declared vacant.
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First Known Use of unable
Synonymsinapt, incapable, inept, inexpert, incompetent, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful
Antonymsable, capable, competent, expert, fit, qualified, skilled, skillful, ultracompetent
Related Wordsineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; amateurish, callow, dilettantish, green, inexperienced, raw, unprofessional; unequipped, unprepared, untrained; useless, worthless; disqualified, ineligible; wanting
Near Antonymsprepared, ready, trained; overqualified; accomplished, ace, adept, consummate, crack, experienced, practiced (also practised), seasoned, veteran, virtuoso; all-around (also all-round), protean, versatile
UNABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unable for English Language Learners
: not able to do something
UNABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of unable for Students
- I am unable to attend.
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