ability (n.)
means, resources, funds
2H4 I.iii.45[Lord Bardolph to Hastings, of the cost of building a house] Which if we find outweighs ability, / What do we then but draw anew the model
TN III.iv.334[Viola as Cesario to Antonio] Out of my lean and low ability, / I'll lend you something
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