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
Authorities actively searched for her, but were unable to find her.
Angelique Kerber is the top seed and the reigning runner-up, but the German has been unable to find her stellar 2016 form so far this season.
Marissa Mayer, who walked away from Yahoo with $186 million in stock after infamously serving as the last in a long line of executives unable to turn the beleaguered 90s Internet company around, has stepped up to excuse Kalanick.
Responding officers were unable to find the robber, who is described as a black man in his 30s.
But preventing and treating such ailments requires time that doctors don’t have in brief office visits, and a degree of daily self-management that many patients have been unable to handle.
At one point last year, after the previous worship leader had left, the Phoenix at Delray was unable to hold Shabbat services.
The caseworker said CPS had received several reports from a local school of injuries to the girl during the last year, and the child was unable to tell the caseworker how she was injured, court documents said.
Students were unable to navigate around the classroom unless the person in the class, who was holding the phone or computer, moved around.
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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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