1 There had always been friends, neighbors, the competent hands of willing slaves.
2 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.
3 The Ford Garage and the Buick Garage, competent one-story brick and cement buildings opposite each other.
4 Bea was competent; there was no household labor except sewing and darning and gossipy assistance to Bea in bed-making.
5 And so it turned out; Mr. Hosea Hussey being from home, but leaving Mrs. Hussey entirely competent to attend to all his affairs.
6 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.
7 I am alive, you see, and competent.
8 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.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 15
9 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.
10 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.
11 Mr. Drummle," said I, "you are not competent to give advice on that subject.
12 With your branch of the subject, on which alone you are competent to speak, I should not think of interfering.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
13 She was very good and competent, and she soon knew how to have him in her power.
14 Give me the child of any healthy, normally intelligent man, and I will make a perfectly competent Chatterley of him.
15 Mrs. Fairfax turned out to be what she appeared, a placid-tempered, kind-natured woman, of competent education and average intelligence.