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Ability, 1) power to perform: “what poor a. is in me to do him good?” Meas. I, 4, 75. “any thing that my a. may undergo,” Wint. II, 3, 164. V, 1, 143. Troil. III, 2, 92. Hml. V, 2, 384. Plur: “my endeavours filed with my --ies,” H8 III, 2, 171. “your --ies are too infant-like for doing much alone,” Cor. II, 1, 40. “lacks the --ies that Rhodes is dressed in,” Oth. I, 3, 25 (means of resistance). “I will do all my --ies,” III, 3, 2.
2) capacity, skill: all our --ies, gifts etc. Troil. I, 3, 179. “he fills it up with great a.” Oth. III, 3, 247.
3) wealth, means, a state of being provided with something: “a. in means,” Ado IV, 1, 201. “out of my lean and low a. I'll lend you something,” Tw. III, 4, 378. H4B I, 3, 45. Quibbling in Alls I, 3, 12.
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