Matui was, in what he did, perhaps the most competent man I had ever known.
It doesn't need magic and fine words, only a team of competent men with the right engines.
It was plain that the competent man and his wife were out.
There was a perfectly competent local man and she suggested that they use him.
He was a small dark man with short legs, brisk, competent, a little older than me.
In fact, he's the most competent man I've ever met.
But there is no profession in which a really competent man tries to understand women.
"Which is a bit much to expect one man, however competent, to handle alone."
For eight years now he had been a competent man in a good position that did not require much responsibility.
"I should have thought he was such a competent man."