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CoriolanusCor I.i.137From me receive that natural competencyFrom me receiue that naturall competencie
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.8comes sooner by white hairs, but competency livescomes sooner by white haires, but competencie liues

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competencymeans of life, sufficiency
competencysufficiency without excess, modest means

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