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  • v. can, to have the ability to


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  • There was little chance that the Liebherr would be able to swing over and crush the nimble Tesla, especially with Grant driving, but Tyler braced himself for that possibility anyway.

    The Ark

  • The editors knew how difficult he was to pin down and thought that Kaplan might be able to help the photographer, Sian Kennedy, by being present for the shoot.

    One of a Kind

  • Anyone who could start a normal truck and get it into gear would be able to drive the Liebherr.

    The Ark

  • How many Joy Englands might then be able to go on and live their lives as the mothers, wives, athletes, and career women they always dreamed of being—without being broken down by years of pain and suffering?

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • “Is the Sugihara going to be able to back us up on-planet?”


  • The previous year, Hal Fowler, an amateur, had won, besting fifty-three competitors, and that had given a lot of recreational players the idea that they, too, might be able to compete with the pros.

    One of a Kind

  • Teather said: "To get a child to be school ready, in a lot of people's minds, is about getting them to sit still in rows and hold a pen, and of course that's not what it's about, it's making sure that children are resilient enough to be able to cope at school."

    Parents set to benefit from changes to free childcare

  • The idea that the world champion might not be able to defend his title was unfathomable.

    One of a Kind

  • As for the huckle-berry murders, we might be able to hunt down Craig Wilson to identify the guys who killed his friends and shot him.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • So Krafft-Ebing or some other doctor told him to nail a shoe over their conjugal bed and to look at the shoe while he made love to his wife and maybe then he would be able to perform.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good


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