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used in The Sound and the Fury

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capable (able to do something in a generally satisfactory manner) — sometimes specifically to have legal capability
  • The train swungaround the curve, the enginepuffing with short, heavyblasts, and they passed smoothlyfrom sight that way, with that quality about them of shabby and timeless patience, of staticserenity: thatblending of childlike and ready incompetence and paradoxical reliability that tends and protects them it loves out of allreason and robs them steadily and evades responsibilityand obligations by means toobarefaced to be called subterfuge even and is taken in theft or evasion with...
    2 — June 2, 1910 (12% in)

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