1 It was bitter to acknowledge her inferiority even to herself, but the fact had been brought home to her that as a bread-winner she could never compete with professional ability.
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2 He was like a wounded animal in the forest; he was forced to compete with his enemies upon unequal terms.
3 Then Alcinous told Laodamas and Halius to dance alone, for there was no one to compete with them.
4 In a few hours the examination would commence, and he was still in the dilemma between making the facts public and allowing the culprit to compete for the valuable scholarship.
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5 There also developed a tendency to compete in the matter of horses and liveried flunkeys; with the result that despite the damp and snowy weather exceedingly elegant turnouts took to parading backwards and forwards.
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6 There had always been friends, neighbors, the competent hands of willing slaves.
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7 She felt herself once more the alert and competent moulder of emergencies, and the remembrance of her power over Selden flushed her with sudden confidence.
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8 The Ford Garage and the Buick Garage, competent one-story brick and cement buildings opposite each other.
9 Bea was competent; there was no household labor except sewing and darning and gossipy assistance to Bea in bed-making.
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10 And so it turned out; Mr. Hosea Hussey being from home, but leaving Mrs. Hussey entirely competent to attend to all his affairs.
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11 Or, if for any reason thought to be corporeally incapacitated for that, yet such an one would seem superlatively competent to cheer and howl on his underlings to the attack.
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12 I am alive, you see, and competent.
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13 A few succeeding days were passed amid the privations, the uproar, and the dangers of the siege, which was vigorously pressed by a power, against whose approaches Munro possessed no competent means of resistance.
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14 After this incident, and as he reviewed the battle pictures he had seen, he felt quite competent to return home and make the hearts of the people glow with stories of war.
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15 He may be too proud to let any one take him out of a place that he is competent to fill, and fills well and with respect.
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