Glass, which breaks at a blow, is, nevertheless, capable
of offering considerable resistance.
But it is by reason of the modification which takes place within the substance itself that a substance is said to be capable of admitting contrary qualities; for a substance admits within itself either disease or health, whiteness or blackness.
To sum up, it is a distinctive mark of substance, that, while remaining numerically one and the same, it is capable of admitting contrary qualities, the modification taking place through a change in the substance itself.
Aristotle found in the society of his time men who were not capable
of political reflection, and who, as he thought, did their best work under superintendence.
Her expression was so placid, it was hard to believe that she was capable
of the violent emotion I had witnessed.
Knowing what I knew of him--believing him, as I did, to be capable
of any atrocity--I trembled at the bare idea of what might have happened if I had failed to find my way back to her until a later date.
On that account woman is not yet capable of friendship: she knoweth only love.
As yet woman is not capable of friendship: women are still cats, and birds.
I think we may regard familiarity as a definite feeling, capable of existing without an object, but normally standing in a specific relation to some feature of the environment, the relation being that which we express in words by saying that the feature in question is familiar.
When the process of fading is completed (which happens very quickly), we arrive at the image, which is capable of being revived on subsequent occasions with very little change.
In age he was rather younger than Douglas--forty-five at the most--a tall, straight, broad-chested fellow with a clean-shaved, prize-fighter face, thick, strong, black eyebrows, and a pair of masterful black eyes which might, even without the aid of his very capable hands, clear a way for him through a hostile crowd.
As to the other denizens of the old building, it will suffice out of a large household to mention the prim, respectable, and capable Ames, and Mrs.
Wood, a brisk and capable general practitioner from the village.
Across the country, abortion clinics - though maybe not as filthy as Kermit Gosnell's - still cruelly abort babies who are fully capable
of feeling their painful and violent deaths.
The higher-end VL750/CS model with an estimated price tag of 285,000 yen will be capable
of playing back 3D video games created with the 3D technology of Nvidia Corp.