You know, you set out to do something, and I have achieved what I set out to do to the best of my ability.
Hunter S. Thompson had this ability; his words cut the most powerful men in America to the bone.
His goal of coming across as humble subtracts from his ability to share just exactly how he became so great at such a young age.
But only Congress has the ability to completely lift the trade embargo, which has been in place since 1962.
[E]ven a slight edge in ability can translate into enormous payoffs.
All her ability as a driver was needed to meet the situation.
We are fortunate in the ability and integrity of our Federal judges and attorneys.
"Maude does," answered Edith, proud of her sister's ability.
Instead, she was inclined to boast over her ability to bamboozle men at her will.
In the east, again, there was no impulse to succour the falling west; and indeed there was not the ability.
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.