Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The result or product of being able.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ability of body or mind; force; vigor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ability; power.

Etymologies

From able +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I believe in a just society, where a person's opportunities for success and protection from oppression will not be mitigated by social class, gender, race, sexual orientation, ableness, religion, ethnicity, or any other intrinsic characteristic.

    come down off your throne and leave your body alone

  • America's wealth stems from its human resources -- the ableness, skill, education, motivation, and hard work of its citizens.

    Demographics of the Oligarchs, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • She knew how to do things and make things and even her good looks were competent, a straightforward sort of ableness, open and clear-eyed, with a smatter of fading freckles and a dirty-minded smile.

    Underworld

  • Land, had for their chief aim the cleansing of the spirit; so that the Powers of Evil did have a less ableness to harm.

    The Night Land

  • When one says that white men are privileged, it is a generalization or shorthand for “white men, in most situations in western society, have privileges due solely to race and gender that are not accorded to others, notwithstanding that this inherent privilege might be mitigated by such oppressing factors as homosexuality, differently-ableness, age, social class, etc.”

    This Is Not Tawana Brawley

  • This can also apply to White women who are oppressed by sexual orientation, classism and ableness and made to choose to *prove* their loyalties.

    Gender Does NOT Trump Race

  • I hate that any double standard based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ableness, age, or any myraid of identities exists.

    How Commonly Are Men Beaten Up By Intimate Partners?

  • There are many POVs that share similarities in beliefs and perspectives, but there are differences as well due to experiences, backgrounds and other factors such as class, ableness, sexual orientation, age, religion, etc.

    Bill Clinton Lunches With Whites. Also, Firedoglake sucks.

  • We left at the break as M's kitsch quotient had been filled for the evening and the second film, Q: The Winged Serpent, was as I recall much, much worse than Cat People: worse to the point of MST3K-ableness.

    mon-thursday review

  • Children play with each other regardless of race or language or ableness or class or other barriers.

    How Not To Be Insane When Accused Of Racism (A Guide For White People)

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