- adj.不能的，不会的; 无能力的，不熟练的; 不能胜任的; 〈罕，诗〉弱，无力的;
Oil majors need not fear being unable to sell their crude.
Once the compulsive spender stops at the mall, she will be unable to control her spending.
Unable to restrain herself, she rose and went to the phone.
The British driver was unable to hang on to his lead.
She was unable to find employment.
For months I had been either unwilling or unable to go through with it.
He is unable to travel much because of old age.
He was unable to contain his own destructive feelings.
He advanced funds of his own to his company, which was unable to repay him.
Unable to resist the siren call of the cards, he withdrew their savings and headed for Las Vegas.
She stared at her own bloodied hands, unable to think or move.
Hippos are unable to submerge in the few remaining water holes.
When asked what a £40.35 meal for five people would cost each diner, they were unable to work it out.
The ice blocks up the river, making the upstream water unable to flow.
At the approach of cold weather, the troops were unable to keep holding the field.
The crew seemed unable to right the capsized yacht.
They were unable to run the telephone network economically.
The patient was so weak that the nurse was unable to get him up.
He was unable to escape the array of facts.
He was unable to control the animal in himself.
Clare nodded, temporarily unable to speak.
The firemen were unable to quench the fire.
She was unable to hold her own, and she had to quit.
I regret being unable to say that I cannot come.
They are standing in while the others are unable to take part.
His assistant stepped into the breach when the old surgeon was unable to go on with the operation.
I was unable to resist laughing.
His poor method of learning by rote made him unable to deal with the problems in his work flexibly.
Much to my regret, I am unable to accept your kind invitation.
I am simply unable to call to mind his name.
They are simply unable to make it.
Unable to buy grain or grow their own, hungry people take to the streets.
Rather than superpower conflict, countries unable to cope with food shortages now constitute the main threat to world security.
Should a woman who possessed a small amount of drugs years ago be permanently unable to be licensed as a nurse?These laws are also counterproductive, since they make it harder for people with criminal records to find housing or land a job, two key factors that reduce backsliding.
The problem is that such an impulse is hard to sustain Across the country, many similar families were unable to maintain the initial boost in morale(士气).
Most recruiters are unable to control their racial biases.
If the employees were already aware of their deficiencies before the evaluation period, however, they may be unable or unwilling to correct them.
To date, the US has seemed unable to see the consequences of spending so much more than is taken in.
It renders us unable to concentrate
Often they wind up deeply in debt or simply unable to pay after a year or two and must drop out.
According to the card, if you are unable to go, you can contact Alice's mother.
2015年高考英语四川卷 阅读理解 阅读A 题设
Anxious all the time, I was unable to keep focused for more than an hour at a time.
2016年高考英语北京卷 阅读理解 阅读A 原文
Because of our efforts, our daughter Georgia did decide to donate a large bag of toys to a little girl whose mother was unable to pay for her holiday due to illness.
2018年高考英语全国卷3 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
She's unable to meet her schedule.
2019年高考英语全国卷2 阅读理解 阅读B 选项
They were unable to stand the winter.
2018年高考英语全国卷3 阅读理解 阅读B 选项
Unable to see far, he accidentally turned off the path.
2015年高考英语北京卷 阅读理解 阅读A 原文
Unable to tell whether someone really objects to behavioural ads or whether they are sticking with Microsoft’s default, some may ignore a DNT signal and press on anyway.
This is why repeated attempts at reform legislation have failed in recent years, leaving the Postal Service unable to pay its bills except by deferring vital modernization.
1. (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how;
"unable to get to town without a car"
"unable to obtain funds"
2. (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability;
"dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately"
"the sun was unable to melt enough snow"
3. lacking in power or forcefulness;
"an ineffectual ruler"
"like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"
unable 不能的, 不会的
disable 使残废, 使失去能力, 丧失能力
dis去掉+able有能力的→v.使残废, 使失去能力, 丧失能力
enable 使能够, 授予权利或方法