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ability
     1. n. (obsolete) Suitableness.(R:SOED5, page=4)
     2. n. The quality or state of being able; capacity to do or of doing something; having the necessary power.
           This phone has the ability to have its software upgraded wirelessly.
           This wood has the ability to fight off insects, fungus, and mold for a considerable time.
     3. n. The legal wherewithal to act.
     4. n. (now limited to Scottish dialects) Physical power.
     5. n. (archaic) Financial ability.
     6. n. A unique power of the mind; a faculty.
     7. n. A skill or competence in doing; mental power; talent; aptitude.
           They are persons of ability, who will go far in life.
           She has an uncanny ability to defuse conflict.
to
     1. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     2. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           "Did you visit the museum?" "I wanted to, but it was closed.".
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     3. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     4. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     5. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     6. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     7. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     8. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     9. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate a ratio or comparison.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
           I have ten dollars to your four.
     10. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     11. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     12. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     13. prep. Used to describe what something consists of or contains.
           Anyone could do this job; there's nothing to it.
           There's a lot of sense to what he says.
     14. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     15. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     16. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     17. adv. misspelling of too
went to the sink
as if to make it plain
endure
     1. v. (intransitive) To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.
           The singer's popularity endured for decades.
     2. v. To tolerate or put up with something unpleasant.
     3. v. (intransitive) To last.
           Our love will endure forever.
     4. v. To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
     5. v. To suffer patiently.
           He endured years of pain.
     6. v. (obsolete) To indurate.
he had come prepared to endure a dull evening absorbed in grim silence
hardship
     1. n. Difficulty or trouble; hard times.
           He has survived periods of financial hardship before.
     2. v. To treat (a person) badly; to subject to hardships.
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