Definition of 'be able to'
Example sentences containing 'be able to'
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And a fifth of parents are downsizing to be able to afford that price hike. The Sun (2016)Will spectators be able to afford multiple games at the same ground in a short space of time? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He asked the journalist how he could write something without apparently being able to prove that it had taken place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You find yourself actually caring about their plight and the fact that they will no longer be able to afford golf lessons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You'd think she would be able to afford some clothes. The Sun (2016)He says it is up to me but we won't be able to afford it. The Sun (2016)The pair work in London, where the chances of being able to afford a first home on your own are slim. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They make surgery available to people that may not have been able to afford it before. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You might well be able to smell something you cannot see or hear. TUNNEL VISIONS: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)Nor do you have to spend outlandish sums to be able to afford one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one has been able to restructure something this big. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But many churches may not be able to afford a hired music minister. Christianity Today (2000)In this way he was able to become something he was not conditioned to be. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)But you will still be able to get something if you look hard enough and make some compromises. The Sun (2014)You may well be able to afford it - we cannot. The Sun (2011)Thus only those in Club class will be able to afford it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then you'll be able to tell if something changes. The Sun (2014)The issue of what we might or might not be able to afford is an issue we are working together to sort out. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's only very recently that men have been able to do something about that. The Sun (2013)Do you think local people will be able to afford 3.20 cereal? Times, Sunday Times (2014)At least that way they'll be able to afford some of his compensation. The Sun (2010)Fingers crossed they'll all be able to work on something together soon. The Sun (2015)But isn't not being able to find something the definition of having lost it? Times, Sunday Times (2010)We both work yet we have to save up for 12 months to be able to afford one. The Sun (2014)That's great but neither of you seems to be able to put something constructive in its place. The Sun (2010)He spent much of his student loan on fuel last year and is not sure how he will be able to afford it this time around. The Sun (2013)Hotels are already nearly fully booked, but shop around and you should be able to find something cheaper than the package below. The Sun (2014)I find him funny and it is refreshing to be able to watch something with younger family members and not be embarrassed. The Sun (2012)If you can't afford it now, will you be able to afford it in three months? The Sun (2011)
Definition of be able to from the Collins English Dictionary
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