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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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capable (able to do something in a generally satisfactory manner) — sometimes specifically to have legal capability
  • I believe in that myself because it has been explained by competent men as the convolutions of the grey matter.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (38% in)
  • That as a competent keyless citizen he had proceeded energetically from the unknown to the known through the incertitude of the void.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (43% in)

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