Examples of unable in a Sentence
I was unable to afford the trip.
He was unable to play tennis after the injury.
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After the commission found no evidence to back up claims, the Department of Public Safety conducted additional interviews and an unannounced inspection, but also was unable to find evidence of wrongdoing, Briden said.
The change of heart coincided with two developments: First, an increasing number of addicts, unable to afford OxyContin’s high street price, were turning to cheaper alternatives like heroin; second, OxyContin was nearing the end of its patents.
Authorities believe Elmore may have a sister in Pocatello, Idaho but have been unable to find her.
Officers were unable to locate the vehicle, but have increased patrols in the area.
Officers searched the area but were unable to find the man, whom the victim described as white or light-skinned Hispanic between 20 and 30 years old.
In another incident, sheriff's deputies were unable to locate a plane said to have sparked a brush fire on the north side of El Capitan reservoir in Lakeside, according to Mario Zermeno of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Wednesday's post should serve as a reminder that Google is chronically unable to detect untrustworthy apps before allowing them into its official app bazaar.
Despite having more attempts and attempts on target than their guests, the Saints were unable to find a way past Nick Pope in the Burnley goal, while a Sam Vokes header in the final ten minutes compounded the defeat.
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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
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