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having the ability to perform well

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(usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something

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have the skills and qualifications to do things well

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having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity

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having a strong healthy body

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Perhaps even more important, he is the ablest defender of the idea of government by consensus of all its members and the doctrine of nullification on which that form of government rests.
All but the ablest readers among Stephenie Meyer's fans will find Austen's seventeenth-century syntax a daunting read, with little resemblance to Meyer beyond its cover.
However, it has stimulated thinking and practice about challenge and progression for the ablest, and, by trickle-down, those not already able.
Of leaders since Balfour only Winston Churchill, who was, after all, the last of the Victorians, was in the same class: Lloyd George one perhaps needs to place in a class of his own, for besides being perhaps the best public speaker and the ablest administrator of them all, he had a unique capacity for originality in his political opportunism which places him alongside Napoleon III and Mussolini rather than in the British political tradition.
Even though I was well-behaved, I certainly wasn't the ablest student.
Amarinder Singh, is the sheer genius of the late maharaja, whom he describes as one of the ablest rulers and military commanders in the history of Punjab, and indeed, of India.
Anglesey looses more of its ablest young people than any other area in Wales, and we are trying our best to change this unfortunate situation.
The opening of the university to scholars has cost the practicing rabbinate some of its ablest intellectual leaders.
The aims of the changes include the provision of "stretch and challenge" for the ablest pupils and a recognition of outstanding performance (A* equating to 90% or more marks in the second year of the course), without denigrating the already high level of achievement of A grade candidates.
In Britain in the 1780s Cook was regarded as 'the ablest and most renowned Navigator this or any other country hath produced'.
These two men, the ablest and most articulate exponents of the Bush administration's policy in Iraq, counseled that the United States should stay the course, but could not say where this course would lead.
The Trotters are sure to start as favoruites for the victory, with their opponents already looking like certainties for the drop back to the Championship, but ther Rams were 3-1 winners on their last visit to this ground, ablest six years ago, and know an away win like this could be the kick-start their sesson so desperately requires under new manager paul Jewell.
Grant wrote in his personal memoirs that Forrest was "the ablest cavalry general in the South," and according to the official war records, Sherman believed "that devil Forrest must be hunted down and killed if it costs ten thousand lives and bankrupts the Federal treasury.
Throughout the book Herspring, one of the ablest and most experienced experts in the field of both Soviet/Russian and comparative civil-military relations, emphasizes the critical importance of leadership in the Russian army.
5-1690, "The Ablest Soldier of His Age ": International Soldiering and the Formation of State Armies in Seventeenth-Century Europe, by Matthew Glozier.