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enable
used in Frankenstein

8 uses
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Definition to make possible (in various senses such as:)
  • to give someone the ability, knowledge, or authority to do something
  • to activate a computer system for use
  • to permit someone to repeat bad behavior, so they reinforce the bad pattern
  • I discovered also another means through which I was enabled to assist their labours.
    Chapter 12 (25% in)
  • The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain.
    Chapter 10 (20% in)
  • ...sensibly in this science, but not sufficiently to follow up any kind of conversation, although I applied my whole mind to the endeavour, for I easily perceived that, although I eagerly longed to discover myself to the cottagers, I ought not to make the attempt until I had first become master of their language, which knowledge might enable me to make them overlook the deformity of my figure, for with this also the contrast perpetually presented to my eyes had made me acquainted.
    Chapter 12 (66% in)
  • He revolved a thousand plans by which he should be enabled to prolong the deceit until it might be no longer necessary, and secretly to take his daughter with him when he departed.
    Chapter 14 (60% in)
  • Ever since my recovery from the fever I had been in the custom of taking every night a small quantity of laudanum, for it was by means of this drug only that I was enabled to gain the rest necessary for the preservation of life.
    Chapter 21 (96% in)
  • I cannot guess how many days have passed since then, but I have endured misery which nothing but the eternal sentiment of a just retribution burning within my heart could have enabled me to support.
    Chapter 24 (26% in)
  • I quickly destroyed part of my sledge to construct oars, and by these means was enabled, with infinite fatigue, to move my ice raft in the direction of your ship.
    Chapter 24 (32% in)
  • What can I say that will enable you to understand the depth of my sorrow?
    Chapter 24 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "enable" in Frankenstein.

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