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01. You are not [eligible] for a subsidized bus pass unless you are a full-time student.
02. It is discouraging to note that only about 65% of [eligible] voters actually vote in elections.
03. With your marks, you could be [eligible] for a number of scholarships.
04. Brad Pitt was considered the most [eligible] bachelor in Hollywood before he married Jennifer Aniston.
05. The regulations affecting [eligibility] for a student loan have been made a little less strict.
06. My son is [eligible] for a driver's license now that he is sixteen.
07. I'm afraid you are too old to be [eligible] for a work-study visa.
08. One belief of ancient times was that on St. Valentine's Day and Eve, a young girl would eventually marry the first [eligible] male she met on this day.
09. You will be [eligible] for a permanent position in this company once you have satisfactorily completed the six-month training period.
10. All societies have rules about who is [eligible] to be a marital partner and how a spouse may be chosen.
11. The athlete's acceptance of prizes from the competitions could affect his [eligibility] for amateur status.
12. According to new legislation in India, only people with 2 or fewer children will be [eligible] to become members of Parliament in the future.
13. At the age of 18, all Italian men are [eligible] for 9 months of military service.
14. The Bhagavad Gita states that the man to whom pleasure and pain are alike, and who is wise becomes [eligible] for immortality.
15. According to Zambia's Constitution, orphans who cannot prove their parentage are [ineligible] to be President.
16. Of the 98.5% of [eligible] voters who cast their votes in a national referendum in April 1993, 99.8% said "yes" to independence for Eritrea.
17. Under the U.K.'s national health care system, foreign visitors are [eligible] for free emergency care.
18. The [eligibility] of each applicant to Korea's colleges and universities is determined by the student's high school records and national standardized test results.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • éligible — [ eliʒibl ] adj. • v. 1300; bas lat. eligibilis ♦ Qui remplit les conditions requises pour pouvoir être élu, et spécialt pour être élu député. N. Les éligibles. ⊗ CONTR. Inéligible. ● éligible adjectif (latin eligibilis) Qui remplit les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • eligible — el‧i‧gi‧ble [ˈeldʒbl] adjective allowed to do something or receive something: eligible for • Are you eligible for social security benefits? eligibility noun [uncountable] : • Some member countries have raised questions about Turkey s… …   Financial and business terms

  • eligible — eligible, illegible These are more likely to be confused in casual speech than in considered writing. Eligible means ‘fit or entitled to be chosen’ (eligible for a pension) or ‘desirable, suitable’ (an eligible bachelor). Illegible means ‘(of… …   Modern English usage

  • Eligible — El i*gi*ble, a. [F. [ e]ligible, fr. L. eligere. See {Elect}.] 1. That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office. [1913 Webster] 2. Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eligible — I adjective acceptable, appropriate, approved, befitting, capable, desirable, dignus, employable, fit, fit for appointment, fit for election, fit for selection, fit to be chosen, fitting, idoneus, legally qualified, opportunus, proper, qualified …   Law dictionary

  • eligible — (ant.) adj. Elegible. * * * eligible. adj. desus. elegible …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • éligible — ÉLIGIBLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui peut être élu. Il est éligible par sa naissance, mais il ne l est point par son âge …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • eligible — early 15c., fit or proper to be chosen, from M.Fr. eligible fit to be chosen (14c.), from L.L. eligibilis that may be chosen, from L. eligere choose (see ELECTION (Cf. election)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eligible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) satisfying the conditions to do or receive something: you may be eligible for a refund. 2) desirable or suitable as a spouse. DERIVATIVES eligibility noun. ORIGIN Latin eligibilis, from eligere choose, select …   English terms dictionary

  • eligible — [el′i jə bəl] adj. [ME < ML eligibilis < L eligere: see ELECT] 1. fit to be chosen; legally or morally qualified 2. suitable or desirable, esp. for marriage ☆ 3. Football allowed by the rules to catch a forward pass n. an eligible person… …   English World dictionary

  • eligible — [adj] fit, worthy acceptable, appropriate, becoming, capable of, desirable, discretionary, elective, employable, equal to, fitted, in line for*, in the running*, licensed, likely, preferable, privileged, proper, qualified, satisfactory, seemly,… …   New thesaurus