The firm was above responding to criticism because there was nothing that could shake its clients' confidence in its abilities.
Did you have to do things that pushed you beyond your abilities?
Part of this exercise was to give them the opportunity to assess our abilities.
“When foreigners stay too long they become a reason for people to doubt their own abilities,” he writes.
A day running errands in public can involve multiple strangers asking invasive questions about her body and her abilities.
It was Dick's last ten-pound job; and it did credit to the youthful master's abilities as a workman-like maker of Claudes.
Nothing is so tiresome to a man of any taste or abilities as what every body knows.
Why could he not admit her abilities as readily as she herself admitted them?
All their abilities should scent of piety and the fear of God.
All the girls, and many of the boys, gathered around him, sympathizing with his triumph and complimenting him upon his abilities.
late 14c., from Old French ableté "expert at handling (something)," from Latin habilitatem (nominative habilitas) "aptitude," noun of quality from habilis "easy to manage, handy" (see able). One case where a Latin silent -h- failed to make a return in English (despite efforts of 16c.-17c. scholars); see H.