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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE CAPABLE

Hope is infinitely better than you are, and I believe she is more capable of loving.

The more capable will then become the instructors of the less capable.

Richard West swore to another, for he was no more capable of love than of honor.

It is in vain to say that the wife is the more capable of the two.

The more knowledge a person has, the more capable he is of acquiring more.

The more capable the tenant the more favorable the terms he may exact.

A more capable and honourable second in command I could never have had.

You are more capable of managing and directing in every day matters than I ever was.

But there are others in the house who are more capable of judging and appreciating it.

The easier it looks, the more capable is the man who makes it look easy to you.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.