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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • I must digress to explain what an "elder" is in Russian monasteries, and I am sorry that I do not feel very competent to do so.

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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.
    William James
  • Izzi and I exchange a glance at that—his sheer competence is unnerving.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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