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Questions with the noun Ability

4 examples:

Should children in English schools be sorted by ability?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Should children in England's schools be sorted by ability?
(BBC News - Education & Family, )

Want to limit the ability of companies to track what sites you visit online?
(ZDNet UK, )

If a politician said he thought he should tax the income from your retirement plan, right now, at 50% (no matter where you are in the retirement process, that would certainly hurt the ability of your portfolio to compound), what would you think (other than that he was completely Looney Tunes)?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Sentences with the noun Ability

64 examples:

He is a man of ability.

I really trust his ability.

Such ability is native to him.

This job is beyond my ability.

I think he's a man of ability.

He is confident of his ability.

He is a man of great a ability.

I know him for a man of ability.

I'm sure he is a man of ability.

This is the extent of my ability.

He has confidence in his ability.

John has confidence in his ability.

We cannot overestimate her ability.

There is no doubt about his ability.

We admit that he is a man of ability.

I have much confidence in my ability.

I believe him to be a man of ability.

She has no illusion about my ability.

I will work to the best of my ability.

The question of Tom's ability came up.

I don't have much faith in his ability.

Young as he is, he is a man of ability.

It's difficult to evaluate his ability.

I have every confidence in his ability.

I showed them the difference of ability.

I did the job to the best of my ability.

You must work according to your ability.

I'll help you to the best of my ability.

I have reached the limits of my ability.

You should make the most of your ability.

This is beyond the compass of my ability.

We might have underestimated his ability.

Young as he was, he was a man of ability.

You will be paid according to your ability.

His musical ability was fostered in Vienna.

He was not at all surprised at her ability.

He did the work to the best of his ability.

Tom did the job to the best of his ability.

I will do my duty to the best of my ability.

Tom certainly has confidence in his ability.

I have some good opinion of my son's ability.

I will do the work to the best of my ability.

I'll help you within the limits of my ability.

Trust your ability!
(Itzhak Perlman)

Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.
(Titus Maccius Plautus)

The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence.
(Kathleen Turner)

If youth had the volition and if old age had the ability.
(Corsican proverb)

It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability.
(La Rochefoucauld)

The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
(M. Kathleen Casey)

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.
(Francis Bacon)

You can only do the work to the very best of your ability.
(Christine Baranski)

The attempt exceeds the ability of one, not of a multitude.
(Efik proverb)

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
(Thomas Carlyle)

Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.
(George Bernard Shaw)

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
(Arthur Schopenhauer)

I had the right to remain silent... but I didn't have the ability.
(Ron White)

I hate tests. It's a really lousy way to judge a person's ability.
(Bill Paxton)

It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.
(Samuel Johnson)

The search ability is set to roll out on Friday.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The ability of the human kidney to repair itself is limited.
(Nature Reviews Nephrology, )

And his football ability is not in doubt, nor his achievements.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

So have at it, and balance that thing to the best of your ability.
(Forbes - Technology, )

A new study confirms the ability of a protein to measure distance.
(UPI - Science News, )


60 examples:

When did we begin to lose faith in our ability to effect change?
(Wynton Marsalis)

If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it?
(Wilt Chamberlain)

Do plants have the ability to see?
(Scientific American, )

Have managers lost the ability to listen?
(Forbes - Education, )

Does sporting ability depend on genetic make-up?
(BBC Sport, )

Has Washington borrowed beyond its ability to repay?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Does sporting ability depend on our genetic make-up?
(BBC Sport - Athletics, )

How will Marcus Mariota's throwing ability translate to the NFL?
(USA Today - NFL, )

Could the ability to influence Government policy have played a role?
(James Moore in The Independent - Business, )

And what does that tell us about the evolution of metastatic ability?
(Nature Reviews Cancer, )

What if you had the ability to watch a football game from on the field?
(Maury Brown, Contributor in Forbes - Technology, )

Where was Wolverine's quick-healing ability when Hugh Jackman needed it?
(Nardine Saad in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

An uncanny ability to ferret out and master new technologies and projects?
(Shan Li in Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Are young people losing the ability to read emotions in our digital world?
(Science Daily - News, )

Aside from your ability to earn income, what’s your most valuable asset?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

And what does it say about the government's ability to handle Canadians' data?
(CBC Radio in CBC News - Politics, )

How did the Sun strip the planet of its ability to harbor microbial life forms?
(Forbes - Education, )

Why did the creature climb trees frequently despite an ability to walk upright?
(Tech Times - Science, )

Is his overall earning ability actually nine times greater than Taylor Swift’s?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

So what if you assess business schools on their ability to develop future leaders?
(Matt Symonds, Contributor in Forbes - Education, )

Are you giving your directors the ability to help drive your strategic objectives?
(Bernie Tenenbaum, Contributor in Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

More virtual-reality field trips and the ability to scribble all over your homework?
(CNET News - Politics and Law, )

What if you had the ability to heal your body just by changing how you think and feel?
(Fox News - Health, )

Can events you endured as a child really impact your ability to have children yourself?
(Science Daily - News, )

Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job?
(BBC News - Business, )

Does an organisation’s structure impact it’s ability to deliver great customer experiences?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

How should teachers go about boosting children's ability to tackle complex scientific questions?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Do animals have a unique ability to comfort people, or are they just distractions from social pain?
(Science Daily - News, )

How did thinning of the atmosphere transformed the Red Planet's climate and ability to support life?
(Tech Times - Science, )

New businesses spring up all the time in the U.S. But which ones have the greatest ability to become big?
(Science Daily - News, )

This raises the question: Does evolution favor characteristics that increase a species' ability to evolve?
(Science Daily - News, )

What is a vacation without the ability to take and send pictures via messaging apps or social media platforms?
(Forbes - Technology, )

Now, with your customers, are you telling them about your megawatts or about your ability to save the universe?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be Darryl Strawberry, minus the athletic ability and cocaine?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

But does Jared Kushner really have the ability to broker 'the ultimate deal' between Israelis and Palestinians?
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

What gives some people the ability to persevere through difficult situations that others may find insurmountable?
(Science Daily - News, )

Electric eels are able to deliver shocks to prey, but how do the marine predators use the ability to target prey?
(Tech Times - Science, )

If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity?
(Science Daily - News, )

Is it the capacity to inspire loyalty, the ability to articulate a vision, emotional intelligence, or persuasiveness?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Or is it his ability to crisscross the globe in just one night, devouring plates of cookies and milk wherever he goes?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

What gives geckos the remarkable ability to run upside down across ceilings and stop short on smooth vertical surfaces?
(Deborah Netburn in Los Angeles Times - Science, )

Will individual ability or team organisation prevail in the Champions League final between Madrid rivals Real and Atletico?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

If David Cameron cannot control his Cabinet and his party, then how can we be confident of his ability to govern the country?
(Daily Mail - News, )

How will it impact my ability to get a great job ... or to have a great career ... or to do what I want to do in the long-run?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Is it possible that mammals have the ability to recognize individuals of the same species, whom they know well, by their voice?
(Science Daily - News, )

So how do plants prevent these changes in light intensity from affecting their ability to harvest the energy they need to survive?
(Science Daily - News, )

Why would anyone with the ability to execute Backdoor.Ploutus, which Symantec says is used to rob ATMs with text messages, bother with it?
(ZDNet US, )

GIFs are a fun and entertaining way to add to the conversation, but are GIF keyboards making it easier to lose our ability to communicate?
(Forbes - Technology, )

How can you handle the inevitable failure of an entrepreneurial journey with grace and the ability to bounce back even stronger after each setback?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

But does going public affect a company's ability to remain creative and at the cutting edge -- the very qualities that allowed it be successful in the first place?
(Science Daily - News, )

What underlying biological mechanisms account for our seemingly instant, almost unconscious ability to determine how attractive (or repulsive) a particular smell is?
(Science Daily - News, )

Every step our kids take from college to retirement will be influenced by their ability to manage their money, yet how often do we discuss personal finance with them?
(Liz Frazier Peck, Contributor in Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Halifax has launched a low-rate credit card which offers borrowers the ability to set up regular bulk repayments - but how does it compare with other deals on the market?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Surely Senator Warren cannot seriously be suggesting that Congress should constrain the Fed’s ability to do whatever it takes to prevent collapse of the financial system?
(Forbes - Business, )

But given the human ability to ignore facts when they conflict with beliefs, will Big Data help on our biggest issues, or just give us a store coupon while the world burns?
(ZDNet US, )

Microsoft says that they have the ability for PSN-Xbox Live crossplay, but what exactly is Sony's motivation to play nice, when they're so far in the lead this console generation?
(Forbes - Technology, )

Before the mad rush to coronate Pedro Morales as the most exciting athlete in Vancouver since Pavel Bure, Doug Flutie or the pre-Tortorella Sedin twins, can we pause a minute to consider his ability to finish?
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Quietly, we were also testing a hypothesis: In an age when it’s cool to dismiss the power of “old media,” could a magazine, using its convening power, its vibrant digital platform and ability to shine a definitive spotlight on an issue, positively change the outlook for an entire country?
(Forbes - Business, )

It concerned a gent’s ability to appreciate the usefulness of a product designed to prevent ladies’ high heels from sinking into the grass at outdoor events. “Listen, it’s not a guy and girl thing, we all get it,” huffed Peter Jones, although you didn’t see him volunteering to try out a pair of Ally Stevenson’s Clean Heels, did you?
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Several decades after the Equality of Education Opportunity Study revealed teacher verbal competence to be a good predictor of student outcomes, an Abell Foundation study on teacher certification found that “the teacher attribute found consistently to be most related to raising student achievement is verbal ability.” So, why aren’t teaching bureaucrats and those funding teacher efficacy research putting more emphasis on it?
(Forbes - Education, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Talking is a human ability.

Man has the ability to talk.

Ability alone is not enough.

Real ability wins in the end.

Man has the ability to speak.

He is a man of great ability.

I trust his executive ability.

He is a man of musical ability.

This isn't any ordinary ability.

We have the ability to remember.

The girl lacked musical ability.

He has poor ability to organize.

Her ability took her to the top.

He has the ability to do the job.

He has the ability to do the work.

I doubt his ability to do the job.

He has great ability as an artist.

I don't doubt his ability to do it.

You can rely on his proven ability.

Tom admires Mary's singing ability.

Man alone has the ability to reason.

He has an unusual ability in English.

He has got both authority and ability.

In short, he is a man of great ability.

You've lost the ability to concentrate.

I was uncertain of my ability to do it.

He has the ability to make a good plan.

That cormorant lost the ability to fly.

He has the ability to manage a business.

His ability in English is above average.

I have confidence in your ability to win.

Cats have the ability to see in the dark.

He performed the role with great ability.

He acquired the ability to speak English.

She is a woman of great literary ability.

I'm not satisfied with my English ability.

He has the ability to carry out big plans.

His ability in mathematics is outstanding.

He has the ability to speak ten languages.

She has great ability in teaching English.

She has an extraordinary ability in music.

This ability to communicate helps us a lot.

He has enough ability to manage a business.

She tends to underestimate her own ability.

And everyone has the ability to contribute.

He made no progress in his speaking ability.

We have the ability to memorize information.

Success is due less to ability than to zeal.

To put it briefly, he lacks musical ability.

His ability has been overlooked by his boss.

My criterion is the ability to work joyfully.

He showed exceptional ability in mathematics.

Tom definitely overestimates his own ability.

He has no ability to reason logically at all.

Her ability to write with her foot is amazing.

She has the ability to speak and write French.

Tom definitely has the ability to be the boss.

Ability is sexless.
(John Henry Newman)

Ability has no school.
(Kurdish proverb)

Instinct is untaught ability.
(Alexander Bain)

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
(John Wooden)

Ability is the poor man's wealth.
(American proverb)

Ability without honor is useless.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Acting is the ability to dream on cue.
(Ralph Richardson)

Yoga gave me the ability to calm down.
(Christy Turlington)

Ability is nothing without opportunity.
(Napoleon Bonaparte)

Power is the ability to get things done.
(Rosabeth Moss Kanter)

It is the American way to reward ability.
(Judd Gregg)

I feel pretty confident in my own ability.
(Gerry Beckley)

Bobby had faith in my ability as a singer.
(Julie London)

Power is the ability not to have to please.
(Elizabeth Janeway)

Apply fitting ability in the fitting place.
(Japanese proverb)

Our only security is our ability to change.
(John Lilly)

Courage is nine is the ability to escape.
(Azerbaijani proverb)

I am very, very proud of my ability as a cook.
(Anna Held)

The less their ability, the more their conceit.
(Ahad Ha'am)

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
(Stephen Hawking)

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
(Henry David Thoreau)

Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability.
(Solomon Burke)

If Only youth had knowledge and old age ability.
(Bulgarian proverb)

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
(Napoleon Bonaparte)

It is the ability to choose which makes us human.
(Madeleine L'Engle)

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
(Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

There's never any ability to plan a personal life.
(Jerry Kleczka)

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
(Malcolm Forbes)

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
(Thor Heyerdahl)

Some people's wealth exceeds their ability to count.
(Valeriu Butulescu in Immensity of the Point)

Humor is the ability to see three sides to one coin.
(Ned Rorem)

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
(Thomas A. Edison)

Music has nothing to do with your technical ability.
(Robin Trower)

True generosity is the ability to accept ingratitude.
(American proverb)

Poise: the ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously.
(Earl Wilson)

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
(Charlotte Whitton)

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
(Dag Hammarskjold)

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.
(Charles Luckman)

Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage.
(Charles Luckman)

So I have this ability, if I may say so, to spot talent.
(Sally Kirkland)

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
(W. Somerset Maugham)

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
(Walter Scott)

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.
(Neal Stephenson)

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