To better see all uses of the word
Great Expectations
please enable javascript.

Used In
Great Expectations
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • 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.
  • He gave the medical testimony, in pointed imitation of our local practitioner; and he piped and shook, as the aged turnpike-keeper who had heard blows, to an extent so very paralytic as to suggest a doubt regarding the mental competency of that witness.
  • Drummle," said I, "you are not competent to give advice on that subject.

  • There are no more uses of "competent" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • If a person keeps faithfully busy each hour of the working day, he can count on waking up some morning to find himself one of the competent ones of his generation.
    William James
  • Izzi and I exchange a glance at that—his sheer competence is unnerving.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading