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Origin of competent
Examples from the Web for competently
Had he been competently represented, the jury might well have failed to concur on a death sentence.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He knew the crash was coming, and when it came, he was able to talk about it competently—unlike John McCain.
The Republican Party was long known as the party that competently managed government.
What a satisfaction it would be to feel that his money was being so competently spent.The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig|David Graham Phillips
She packed his bag for him competently, and telephoned for his car.The Tin Soldier|Temple Bailey
I intended that thrust to strike home, but she turned it off most competently.Lady Baltimore|Owen Wister
Four hundred and ninety of them cannot competently examine either a religious plan or a political one.Christian Science|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
His face, usually so cheerful and optimistic, might have competently served for an artist's study of "Gloom."Mixed Faces|Roy Norton
Word Origin for competent
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.