To: The Temporarily Able-Bodied
The current Congress can begin to fix the federal disability program by providing the needed funds in the coming budget for 2008.
The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor’s use of materials. “In Zumthor’s skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass are used in a way that celebrates their own unique qualities, all in the service of an architecture of permanence,” the citation said, adding, “In paring down architecture to its barest yet most sumptuous essentials, he has reaffirmed architecture’s indispensable place in a fragile world.”
Good actors, authors are indispensable, but unless they are guided by a talented director, results will be
Dogs have long had special standing in the medical world. Trained to see for the blind, hear for the deaf and move for the immobilized, dogs have become indispensable companions for people with disabilities.
verb [T] FORMAL
to express admiration and approval for something or someone:
His work celebrates the energy and enthusiasm of the young.
famous for some special quality or ability:
a celebrated opera singer/city/novel
Something or someone that is indispensable is so good or important that you consider them to be essential: ━━ a., n. 不可欠な（もの） ((to, for)); （義務などが）避けられない.
This book is an indispensable resource for researchers.
His long experience at the United Nations makes him indispensable to the talks.
noun [C or U]
an illness, injury or condition that makes it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do:
a physical/learning disability
She is deaf, but refuses to let her disability prevent her from doing what she wants to do.
Trying to change attitudes to disability is an uphill struggle.
1 lacking one or more of the physical or mental abilities that most people have:
The accident left him severely disabled.
2 [before noun] specially relating to or intended for disabled people:
The library does not have disabled access.
the disabled plural noun
people who are disabled:
It is often very difficult for the disabled to find jobs.
1 [T often passive] to cause someone to have an illness, injury or condition that makes it difficult for them to do the things that other people do:
She was disabled in the accident.
2 [T] to stop something such as (part of) a machine, system or weapon from working:
These guns will destroy or disable any incoming missile.
Disable the alarm system and then enter the building.
a disabling illness/disease
describes someone who is healthy and has no illness, injury or condition that makes it difficult to do the things that other people do:
All able-bodied young men were forced to join the army.
━━ a., n. 強壮な, 身体健全な; （the ～） ((複数扱い)) 身体健全な者.
able-bodied seaman 【海事】熟練船員. 簡寫A.B.
the able-bodied plural noun
It is hard for the able-bodied to understand the difficulties that disabled people encounter in their daily lives.