Usage examples for competence

  1. You want more than competence and I- the saints know- would be perfectly content with 'good. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. But, if I were your wife and you had only property enough for a modest competence you would scarcely fare better, through my fault, than my poor father. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Prosperity and contentment can only be found where all industrial pursuits prove remunerative; where manual labor not only supports the laborer, but enables him to acquire a competence in process of time. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  4. His competence was afterwards attacked, and it emerged triumphant, exactly as his perfect charity and humility and amenity, and his long inward loneliness, of half a century, did. – A Small Boy and Others by Henry James
  5. She disposed of the problem of the Christmas service with the absent competence of a person engrossed in greater matters. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  6. This counsellor could be selected from those who might be induced to listen to such a proposal, as may place before them a certain liberal competence with the opportunity of rising to independence in a sphere where the number of competitors would be so low as to render final success less precarious. – The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811) by David Dickinson Mann
  7. There were competence and ease waiting for him, probably, in London, if he would but let his pen have its way in bright comment and occasional verse. – Robert F. Murray his poems with a memoir by Andrew Lang by Robert F. Murray
  8. As Pohl says, " he returned from it with increased powers, unlimited fame, and a competence for life. – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  9. The land- question in all its bearings lies beyond our competence not so, certain reasons for believing that the possession of land is necessary for the complete restoration of the nation. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  10. The judges must be persons of high moral character, qualified to hold the highest judicial offices in that country, or be jurisconsults of recognized competence in international law. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  11. " How glad I am to get out of England," said Ferrers: " it is a famous country for the rich; but here, eight hundred a year, without a profession, save that of pleasure, goes upon pepper and salt; it is a luxurious competence abroad." – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. They saw themselves stripped, within a few weeks or even days, of wealth, of a competence in too many cases of their all. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. By 1783, therefore, the surveyor became the first county official to be required to show professional competence as a condition of appointment. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  14. None of those who are not professedly teachers of religion and experts, can be morally bound to a criticism above their competence or to more than an obedience to those ordinary causes of assent to whose influence they are subjected by their circumstances. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  15. Then he said he would stay in Boston until he came back, that he had information for him that was of the greatest importance, and that when he told father what it was, that he, Langdon, could have anything my father possessed in the way of a job and a competence for life. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  16. James was close to his dream of making his play for an appearance in court and pleading for the law to recognize his competence to act as an adult. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  17. He could point to a score of men who had not worked half so hard as he had, in his own opinion, that had made fortunes, or at least won a competence while he was as poor as ever, and in danger of having his place taken away from him. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  18. Each issue contains an Introduction by a scholar of special competence in the field represented. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  19. I have no doubt of Mr Cooper's competence returned Mr Webster; but I will order a further examination, as you seem so anxious about it. – Saved by the Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. We found just now that the characteristic use of an hereditary constitutional monarch, at the outset of an administration, greatly surpassed the ordinary competence of hereditary faculties. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot