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
Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world and the defending United States Open champion, was unable to overcome a bad opening round and missed a cut for the second time this year.
After the early stages, marked by depression, irritability and loss of coordination, people with Huntington’s are eventually trapped in their bodies, able to perceive their deterioration but unable to communicate.
Mudslides have become common in Sri Lanka during monsoon rains due to heavy deforestation that leaves soil unable to hold water.
But some remained trapped in interior villages where boats have been unable to reach.
Much of the same can be said for Oklahoma (54-9), which has been unable to generate much offense off Makayla Martin, who won the season opener and is 2-1 with a 1.02 ERA against Oklahoma.
FC Dallas (5-2-4) entered allowing a league-low in goals, but their defense proved unable to slow down the Nikolic and Accam scoring show.
From NewsOK: State lawmakers have been talking for months about levying a $1.50 per pack tax on cigarette sales, but have been unable to gather enough votes to pass the measure in the House.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers who were unable to unlock Jackson’s cellphone called the school trying to find out his name.
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First Known Use of unable
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
: not able I am unable to attend.
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