ability (n.) Old form(s): abilitie
strength, bodily power
Oth I.iii.25[First Senator to Duke, of Cyprus] it ... altogether lacks th'abilities / That Rhodes is dressed in
WT II.iii.163[Antigonus to Leontes, of what he would do to save the baby's life] Anything ... / That my ability may undergo
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