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The test enables earlier identification of autism.
  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
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  • The test enables earlier identification of autism.
  • We hope the law will enable consumers to better understand loan expenses.
  • The microchip enables blind people to see furniture and even recognize faces.
  • She showed her father how to enable voice-controlled texting on his phone.

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  • When enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them, we sometimes discussed the events leading to his accident.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Still lost in his cabalistic dreams, Akibe Drummer had discovered a verse in the Bible which, interpreted in terms of numerology, enabled him to predict that the deliverance war: due within the coming weeks.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Lately, too, General Epanchin had been enabled with great difficulty to introduce himself into her circle.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • What share of knowledge these lords had in the laws of their country, and how they came by it, so as to enable them to decide the properties of their fellow-subjects in the last resort?
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Chapter 29 The carrying out of Levin’s plan presented many difficulties; but he struggled on, doing his utmost, and attained a result which, though not what he desired, was enough to enable him, without self-deception, to believe that the attempt was worth the trouble.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • You have enabled me to tell you the truth.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband

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  • But perhaps my brother’s penetration may enable him to have some insight into his character.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He was not straight-laced, but he could not forget that Mr. M’Coy had recently made a crusade in search of valises and portmanteaus to enable Mrs. M’Coy to fulfil imaginary engagements in the country.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • During the twelvemonth preceding this time he had been enabled by sustained efforts of industry and chronic good spirits to lease the small sheep-farm of which Norcombe Hill was a portion, and stock it with two hundred sheep.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The not being troubled with earnestness was a grand point in his favour, enabling him to take to the hard Fact fellows with as good a grace as if he had been born one of the tribe, and to throw all other tribes overboard, as conscious hypocrites.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The levity with which you assumed this frightful responsibility has probably by this time enabled you to forget it; but the day of reckoning has arrived: here is your play!
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Miss Bertram had made up her mind to something different, and was a little disappointed; but her conviction of being really the one preferred comforted her under it, and enabled her to receive Mr. Rushworth’s parting attentions as she ought.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, perhaps, one or two years, no more.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • CHAPTER 12 Whereby the Reader will be enabled to trace the further course of Miss Fanny Squeer’s Love, and to ascertain whether it ran smooth or otherwise.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Thus wisely fortifying her mind, as she proceeded upstairs, she was enabled, especially on perceiving that Miss Tilney slept only two doors from her, to enter her room with a tolerably stout heart; and her spirits were immediately assisted by the cheerful blaze of a wood fire.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • …passed, the little particulars of the circumstance, with the conviction soon forced on her by the noise he was studiously making with the child, that he meant to avoid hearing her thanks, and rather sought to testify that her conversation was the last of his wants, produced such a confusion of varying, but very painful agitation, as she could not recover from, till enabled by the entrance of Mary and the Miss Musgroves to make over her little patient to their cares, and leave the room.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • He had rather a shrunken appearance, and was tremulous in the mornings, not from age, but from the extreme perversity of the King’s Lorton boys, which nothing but gin could enable him to sustain with any firmness.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • But next morning I perceived clearly enough that my curiosity regarding the Palace of Green Porcelain was a piece of self-deception, to enable me to shirk, by another day, an experience I dreaded.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • CHAPTER XXXV Her refreshed attention to this gentleman had not those limits of which Catherine desired, for herself, to be conscious; it lasted long enough to enable her to wait another week before speaking of him again.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Archer looked at her perplexedly, wondering if it were lightness or dissimulation that enabled her to touch so easily on the past at the very moment when she was risking her reputation in order to break with it.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Unknown sages had invented rimes which enabled them to memorize.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • An acquaintance with the apprentices of booksellers enabled me sometimes to borrow a small one, which I was careful to return soon and clean.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • They had both seen and suffered a great deal; and if the vessel had sailed from Surinam to Japan, by the Cape of Good Hope, the subject of moral and natural evil would have enabled them to entertain one another during the whole voyage.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • They were never seen without a belt adorned with complex mechanisms which, it was generally believed, controlled their weight and enabled them to communicate with each other.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • This plan had the advantage of enabling him to send Jotham to the Flats after dinner to meet Zenobia, while he himself took the lumber down to the village.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • But still she gazed, because the face of the picture enabled her—at least, she fancied so—to read more accurately, and to a greater depth, the face which she had just seen in the street.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • This young man wore the garb of a captain of the king’s unattached archers, which bears far too much resemblance to the costume of Jupiter, which the reader has already been enabled to admire in the first book of this history, for us to inflict upon him a second description.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Phaethon at once slipped the left rein over her head, thus enabling himself to drive with his arm round her waist.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • He was provided with a suit of Wagon Lit uniform, which he wore over his ordinary clothes, and a pass-key which enabled him to gain access to Mr. Ratchett’s compartment in spite of the door’s being locked.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Amazing Offer…") that stoked a longing to realize an adventure his imagination swiftly and over and over enabled him to experience: the dream of drifting downward through strange waters, of plunging toward a green sea-dusk, sliding past the scaly, savage-eyed protectors of a ship’s hulk that loomed ahead, a Spanish galleon-a drowned cargo of diamonds and pearls, heaping caskets of gold.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He felt hot damp skin all over him and the dampness enabled him to feel his bandages.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • This was true, Jude possessing a facility in that language which enabled him with great ease to himself to beguile his lonely walks by imaginary conversations therein.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Just sufficient time had elapsed to enable each storyteller to dress up his tale with a little becoming fiction, and, in the indistinctness of his recollection, to make himself the hero of every exploit.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • When of Gift, it is benefit proceeding from the Grace of them that bestow it, to encourage, or enable men to do them service.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Her story was as full of desperation and despair as her limited acquaintance with those uncomfortable emotions enabled her to make it, and having located it in Lisbon, she wound up with an earthquake, as a striking and appropriate denouement.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • My bedroom, originally a linen-closet, was unheated and was barely large enough to contain my cot-bed, but it enabled me to call the other room my study.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • I, for instance, would not be in the least surprised if all of a sudden, A PROPOS of nothing, in the midst of general prosperity a gentleman with an ignoble, or rather with a reactionary and ironical, countenance were to arise and, putting his arms akimbo, say to us all: "I say, gentleman, hadn’t we better kick over the whole show and scatter rationalism to the winds, simply to send these logarithms to the devil, and to enable us to live once more at our own sweet foolish will!"
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • The idleness of those days in bed, the relaxation of body which attended them, enabled Alexandra to think more calmly than she had done since Emil’s death.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • It would enable them to say it was a put-up job on the part of us officials.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • She was a widow, and rather poor; consequently she had seen trouble enough to enable her to feel for the unfortunate.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • He craved a power that would enable him to make a world-sweeping gesture and brush all back.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • At one side of the pool rough steps built of clods enabled any one who wished to do so to mount the bank; which the woman did.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • But even their experience may hardly enable them thoroughly to imagine what was the effect on a simple weaver like Silas Marner, when he left his own country and people and came to settle in Raveloe.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • It was only a mental justification he was seeking from himself-something that would enable him to bear his state as a righteous man.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • And so was wafted to my ears the name of Gilberte, bestowed on me like a talisman which might, perhaps, enable me some day to rediscover her whom its syllables had just endowed with a definite personality, whereas, a moment earlier, she had been only something vaguely seen.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • That reading things in a book should enable her—a child, a girl, a helpless woman—to negative their wishes smilingly, this would have been a thing quite outside the comprehension of either.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
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