Competent in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Competent

Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications. | (law) Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question. | Adequate for the purpose

Short Example Sentence for Competent

  • 1. They are all very high-class and competent girls. 🔊
  • 2. The operations were in the hands of competent men. 🔊
  • 3. She had been always grown-up and competent and helpful. 🔊
  • 4. My wife is as competent to vote as I. 🔊
  • 5. A thoroughly competent man, Cloete goes on . . . 🔊
  • 6. I say it myself lest other competent persons should forget to do it. 🔊
  • 7. If a candidate is competent upon appointment she is sent out at once. 🔊
  • 8. Prosecution closed by offering to prove all charges by competent testimony. 🔊
  • 9. When she is honest she is a fool; when she is competent she is a knave. 🔊
  • 10. The northern soldiers had been carefully selected by competent surgeons. 🔊
  • 11. He thus raises a question that I am not competent to discuss. 🔊
  • 12. Unfortunately, I had no teacher who was competent to understand and direct me. 🔊

How to use Competent in Sentence?

  • 1. What if he abstained from any interference with one so competent to guide himself? 🔊
  • 2. Are these not the very cases which interested nations are least competent to decide? 🔊
  • 3. The luck that watches over the competent took her back unmolested by the enemy. 🔊
  • 4. The former is the imperial worship; the emperor alone is competent to attend to it. 🔊
  • 5. Several competent judges are of opinion that this ballad is contemporary with the events which it relates. 🔊
  • 6. Sometimes he was chosen by the tribe as the strongest and bravest man and most competent to lead them against their enemies. 🔊
  • 7. Neither husband nor wife was competent as a witness to testify either for or against the other in civil or criminal cases. 🔊
  • 8. And if mankind is not competent to judge for itself, why do they talk so much about universal suffrage? 🔊
  • 9. That the emperor was not a competent judge on this occasion, because he was resolved to abolish the images. 🔊
  • 10. Everything else he had heard during the past twenty-four hours he had felt himself more or less competent to meet. 🔊
  • 11. And if all the wealth in the planet should perish by war or deluge, they know themselves competent to replace it. 🔊
  • 12. Is the foreign missionary enterprise willing and competent to aid in the reconstruction soon to come in mission lands? 🔊
  • 13. The book will appeal to a larger circle of better educated readers, who will be more competent to judge. 🔊
  • 14. That would require not only many volumes, but prolonged and careful research by competent historians. 🔊
  • 15. The court shall be competent to hear and determine any dispute of an international character which the parties thereto submit to it. 🔊
  • 16. His mother caught me there a moment later and snatched me out of the house and gave me a most competent scolding and drove me away. 🔊
  • 17. By the end of the following year she had over 200 military machines, with a competent staff of pilots and observers. 🔊
  • 18. They are evidently the productions of competent writers, well acquainted with the present state of geographical science. 🔊
  • 19. Critics, when they review books, ought to have a competent knowledge of the subjects which those books discuss. 🔊
  • 20. A bishop had now to be chosen who would be competent to cope with the poverty and deficiencies of the see, and to carry through remedial measures. 🔊
  • 21. Have we not bound it on posterity forever, though our abettors have declared that no one generation is competent to bind another? 🔊
  • 22. In some cases significant details will be taken from the works of competent witnesses whose observations were made somewhat earlier or later. 🔊
  • 23. The estate in danger is not his, but that of his father, who presumably was the only man legally competent of action in case of eviction. 🔊
  • 24. The most competent among those specially trained, whether son or outsider, should succeed to the position and land. 🔊
  • 25. But he was a competent commander in the German navy, which means that he was a brave and resourceful man. 🔊
  • 26. In ranks thus officered, it was easy to foresee the speedy and sure triumph of competent ability, when once backed by patronage. 🔊
  • 27. What was she doing with a French cook in white uniform, a competent staff of professional dishwashers and waitresses and kitchen helpers? 🔊
  • 28. The men of the tale vary between the competent and the incompetent; the lazy and idle, and the industrious; the cunning, and the stupid. 🔊