competently

[ kom-pi-tuhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF competently
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPETENTLY

He furnished the demand and the soil was there competently with the supply.

This was a situation, not for bluster and rage, but to be competently grappled with.

Its all here, every inch of it, she competently continued, and now at last I can do what I want!

And if you cannot do it competently without, use a well-composed form.

I hope you will see him—he will speak of me competently and kindly.

Maybe I am only going-on-eighteen, but I'm doing a man's work, and I'm doing it competently.

I intended that thrust to strike home, but she turned it off most competently.

"Yes, we'll do that," she said competently, and looked after him with smiling eyes.

She packed his bag for him competently, and telephoned for his car.

Jeeves shimmered in with the glass, and stuck it competently on the table.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "suitable," from Old French competent "sufficient, appropriate, suitable," from Latin competentem (nominative competens), present participle of competere "coincide, agree" (see compete). Meaning "able, fit" is from 1640s. Legal sense is late 15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPETENTLY

ably

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