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Definition of Eligible


  1. That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office.
  2. Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a house.

Eligible Quotations

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
George Will

You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.
Ernest Hemingway

I took an interest in the Civil Rights Movement. I listened to Martin Luther King. The Vietnam War was raging. When I was 18, I was eligible for the draft, but when I went to be tested, I didn't qualify.
Radhanath Swami

Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn't eligible for another fifteen years.
Conan O'Brien

When I went to college, as much as my parents emphasized academic achievement, they emphasized marriage even more. They told me that the most eligible women marry young to get a 'good man' before they are all taken.
Sheryl Sandberg
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Eligible Translations

eligible in French is idoine
eligible in Italian is appropriato
eligible in Norwegian is passende, valgbar
eligible in Spanish is adecuada, elegible
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