able (adj.)
strong, vigorous, powerful
2H4 I.i.43[Travers to Northumberland, of a gentleman] he gave his able horse the head
AW IV.v.79[Lafew to Countess, of the King] His highness comes post from Marcellus, of as able body as when he numbered thirty
H8 II.ii.140[King Henry to Wolsey, of Queen Katherine] Would it not grieve an able man to leave / So sweet a bedfellow?
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