What does the word eligible mean?

Usage examples for eligible

  1. All citizens are equally eligible to the public employments of the state, of which, however, the emoluments are so scanty, as only to make them objects of honourable ambition. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  2. The governor of the State and the Supreme Court judges treated her like a private hostess; middle- aged Miss Trotter was considered as eligible a match as the proudest heiress in California. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  3. He was eligible, he was handsome, and he was always in a good humour, for the place and the life pleased him, and all things smiled. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
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