COMPETENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPETENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  capable; adept
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  There had always been friends, neighbors, the competent hands of willing slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3  The Ford Garage and the Buick Garage, competent one-story brick and cement buildings opposite each other.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
4  Bea was competent; there was no household labor except sewing and darning and gossipy assistance to Bea in bed-making.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
5  And so it turned out; Mr. Hosea Hussey being from home, but leaving Mrs. Hussey entirely competent to attend to all his affairs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
7  I am alive, you see, and competent.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
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 Cooper
Context  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.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIX
11  Mr. Drummle," said I, "you are not competent to give advice on that subject.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XLIII
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 Dickens
Context  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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
14  Give me the child of any healthy, normally intelligent man, and I will make a perfectly competent Chatterley of him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
15  Mrs. Fairfax turned out to be what she appeared, a placid-tempered, kind-natured woman, of competent education and average intelligence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
16  Almost all of the 2,500 athletes who competed in Salt Lake came to mingle and party together in the final gathering of the 77 nations who'd contested the Games.
17  Some retailers worry that new regulations will hurt their ability to compete in the marketplace.
18  Our goods compete in terms of product quality, reliability and above all variety.
19  They believe they're playing a zero-sum game, where both must compete for the same paltry resources.
20  The major aviation companies need to cut prices if they are to compete with budget airlines.
21  He was accused of taking the radio station downmarket in order to compete with commercial stations.
22  When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
23  Their products compete directly with ours.
24  He wants to compete at international level, but frankly I don't think he's up to it.
25  Local firms are finding it difficult to compete in the international market.
26  We ask for a level playing field when we compete with foreign companies.
27  For the magazine to be successful, it will have to compete in the big league against leading weekly women's magazines.
28  Such companies must change if they are to compete in the modern world.
29  You will have to compete with others for this position.
30  Professional athletes may now compete at the Olympics.