Definition of 'ability'
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He is a athlete and has great ability. The Sun (2016)He told me a natural ability will only take you so far. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They have a lot of technical ability in midfield. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had this uncanny ability to slide tackle. The Sun (2016)But there was still a relationship between chess skill and cognitive ability in skilled players. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Football has a great ability to cast a spotlight on an issue for a period before the beam is focused elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For most of scientific history, humans have considered themselves unique in their cognitive abilities. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Do this hard and often enough, and the insulin will lose its ability to charm glucose into your cells. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He said it showed 'our ability to sharpen our edge and improve our competitiveness '. The Sun (2016)From a sound defence, and confidence in your ability to stay in, all else follows. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have the blend of ability and confidence you need at work or in a job search. The Sun (2012)They all had the kind of natural ability that makes the rest of us ogle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is not about their technical ability. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His media power and his campaigning ability are his great strength. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is one that has to convince voters of its competence and ability to deliver. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Pupils should attend schools graded on ability only. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may tell a lot about your own management style and leadership ability. Christianity Today (2000)Their uncanny and unfailing ability to make life as difficult as possible for themselves. The Sun (2013)You lose the ability to improve fast. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We need faculty who can combine many different abilities and skills. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their special quality was an ability to work both intelligently and commercially. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This further reduced my confidence in their ability to do what was required to win this war. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)She seems to have enough belief and natural ability. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If he turns it round and shows his ability then he is a real asset. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He brought a striking intelligence as well as technical ability to his work. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)To lose that ability to pursue would be very damaging. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He did as instructed, but ended up compromising his considerable athletic ability. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tests and brain scans also suggested improved language acquisition, memory and cognitive abilities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He's got great ability and can run all day. The Sun (2010)The company has a training centre in Snowdonia where people test their leadership abilities in groups. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Otherwise it will lack competence, ability, and strength in the areas in which it needs them the most. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)
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