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
More than a third of sewage treatment plants were unable to function after the hurricane, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, resulting in raw sewage flowing into waterways residents used for drinking and bathing.
Having failed to qualify for the Champions League, Milan have been unable to recoup their losses through participation in the lucrative European competition, and will be left to sweat over their fate.
Doctors were unable to save Hall’s left foot and amputated it on Friday about six inches above his ankle.
Bats that are out during the day, found in homes or on lawns, and those that are unable to fly are more likely to be infected with the disease than bats demonstrating normal characteristics, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.
Forensic pathologists in Kansas who examined the body of the late Adrian Lamo, the hacker who famously turned in Chelsea Manning to military authorities back in 2010, have been unable to figure out what led to his death.
Had the rest of the aircrew ejected the OSO, unable to escape or control the aircraft, would have almost certainly been handed a death sentence.
For this reason, the department is unable to provide additional information regarding the potential designs at this time.
According to the report, Williams is unable to hit serves because of issues with her right chest muscle.
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Definition of unable for English Language Learners
: not able to do something
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