capable (adj.) Old form(s): capeable
sensitive, receptive, responsive
AYL III.v.23[Phebe to Silvius] lean upon a rush, / The cicatrice and capable impressure / Thy palm some moment keeps [i.e. able to receive the imprint]
Ham III.iv.128[Hamlet to Gertrude, of the Ghost] His form and cause conjoined, preaching to stones, / Would make them capable
R3 III.i.155[Richard to Buckingham, of York] 'tis a parlous boy, / Bold ... capable
TC III.iii.307[Thersites to Achilles, of taking a letter to Ajax] Let me carry another to his horse, for that's the more capable creature
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