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  • …amount of previous knowledge to the subject than certain dim recollections of two or three very long sums entered into a ciphering-book at school, and relieved for parental inspection by the effigy of a fat swan tastefully flourished by the writing-master’s own hand, he found himself, at the end of a fortnight, in a condition to report his proficiency to Mr Linkinwater, and to claim his promise that he, Nicholas Nickleby, should now be allowed to assist him in his graver labours.

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  • Not as well as my mother, but I’m pretty proficient."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Yvette was by far the most competent of my coworkers, and she and I would often work together on any electrical job requiring proficiency with tools.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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