• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Abler comp. of Able.
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In literature:

The best thing that the ablest man learns at college, as somebody has said, is that there are abler men than himself.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
But the lawyers are quicker witted than either of the other professions, and abler men generally.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
But his presence was of little benefit, and only paralysed his abler subordinates.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
Nothing was then heard of the pretensions of the Shawnee Prophet or his abler brother.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Berkeley was an abler man than Lord Howard, more tactful, more capable of utilizing the weapons at hand.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Archbishop Laud got him to write on 'The Divine Right of Episcopacy,' nor could he have well placed the subject in abler hands.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
I can only say I did so for fear it might fall into the hands of some abler and bitterer prosecutor.
"The Queen Against Owen" by Allen Upward
But Vanderbilt was, by far, the abler of the two contending forces.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
An abler financier would have worked out a different result.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The next editor was Thomas Barnes, a better scholar and a far abler man.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The son of Babar had succumbed to an abler general, and that abler general had at once completely supplanted him.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
There are other social mechanisms which could be used to encourage the multiplication of the fitter, abler families.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
It had, however, the merit of stimulating abler workers in the same field.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Truly, if this is all they have been able to effect it is time that the work were committed to abler hands.
"Discussion on American Slavery" by George Thompson
But all these things have been described by abler pens than mine.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Older and abler passed you by; How strong are those!
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
He leaves those facts for abler minds than his to make such use of as they may desire.
"An Example of Communal Currency" by J. Theodore Harris
Henceforward he must pass her on to abler teachers.
"The Little Schoolmaster Mark" by J. H. Shorthouse
Guatimozin had not an abler or more devoted chieftain in all his realm.
"Sketches of Aboriginal Life" by V. V. Vide
There is no abler advocate of this important truth and master-word of the Gospel and of religion.
"The Arena" by Various

In poetry:

So let me dream! I may not see
That stately palace crown thy brow,
Those roses may not bloom for me,
But, as thou art, I love thee now,
Content thy future to resign
To abler portraiture than mine.
"Isola Comacina" by John Lawson Stoddard
This her portion; and what is assigned
To the abler body, the master mind?
What unto hers his share in the plan
Which nature, our mother,
Like many another
Who favours her sons, has required of the man?
"Outlawed:" by Emily Pfeiffer

In news:

Miles Mann, 8, above, with his new group of veteran friends: Dale Haugen, Mark Rahn and Lloyd Jones and Bill Abler, standing.

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