Scheiber inferred that Jarrett “is the closest we have to a human decoder ring” capable of unveiling “the real Barack Obama.”
This strategy only works if the Afghan government is capable of providing honest administration.
He faces problems at home and abroad that only someone who can carry the nation with him would be capable of solving.
Are the jobs available to the poor decent jobs, capable of supporting a family, and a decent family life?
The Giffords shooting led to calls to ban the sale of guns, like the one Loughner used, capable of holding more than ten rounds.
Vesta Philbrook would not have been capable of a vengeance so mean.
But you shall see how I'll help you with your work; I was capable of it all the time.
Such a voice must be capable of producing the perfect vocal tone.
It passed, and the next moment she was on her feet again, capable of action.
Neither of them demanded more of life than it was capable of.
1560s, from Middle French capable or directly from Late Latin capabilis "receptive; able to grasp or hold," used by theologians, from Latin capax "able to hold much, broad, wide, roomy;" also "receptive, fit for;" adjectival form of capere "to grasp, lay hold, take, catch; undertake; take in, hold; be large enough for; comprehend," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (cf. Sanskrit kapati "two handfuls;" Greek kaptein "to swallow, gulp down;" Lettish kampiu "seize;" Old Irish cacht "servant-girl," literally "captive;" Welsh caeth "captive, slave;" Gothic haban "have, hold;" Old English hæft "handle," habban "to have, hold," Modern English have). Related: Capably.