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competent
used in Nineteen Minutes

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Definition
capable (able to do something in a generally satisfactory manner) — sometimes specifically to have legal capability
  • She had tried to hide the discomfort behind the mask of competence that she usually wore, only to realize that in her hurry, she must have left it behind somewhere.
    Part 1 (12% in)
  • It had started innocently enough-Logan Rourke, her trial advocacy professor, calling her into his office to tell her that she commanded the courtroom with competence; Logan saying that no juror would be able to take his eyes off her-and that neither could he.
    Part 1 (8% in)
  • She felt incompetent-and then she'd remember that this wasn't about her, it was about Josie-and she'd feel even more like a failure.
    Part 1 (50% in)

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