He still made her uneasy, as though he was competent and good-natured, was he capable of carrying out his promise?
"What a very competent and…. devoted young man!" cried Pulcheria Alexandrovna exceedingly delighted.
They had heard already from Nastasya all that had been done for their Rodya during his illness, by this "very competent young man," as Pulcheria Alexandrovna Raskolnikov called him that evening in conversation with Dounia.
He is competent, hardworking, honest and capable of real love….
Razumihin opened the note which was dated the previous evening and read as follows: "Dear Madam, Pulcheria Alexandrovna, I have the honour to inform you that owing to unforeseen obstacles I was rendered unable to meet you at the railway station; I sent a very competent person with the same object in view.
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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.
Izzi and I exchange a glance at that—his sheer competence is unnerving.