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See also: EPT
- Skillful and knowledgeable; adept.
- 1984, Military Intelligence - Volumes 10-12, page 62:
- These behaviors, developed in extremely bad basic and advanced training conditions were continued in better situations under more ept leadership.
- 1991, United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Ethics, Preliminary Inquiry Into Allegations Regarding Senators Cranston, DeConcini, Glenn, McCain, and Riegle, and Lincoln Savings and Loan:
- ...known the ways of the world in Washington, and may not have been as one of my colleagues in the legislature said, "very ept", when it came to this stuff.
- 1991, Anne Geller & M. J. Territo, Restore your life: a living plan for sober people, page 133:
- They're confident, calm, at ease, talkative, cheerful, and above all, socially very "ept."
- 1994 July 25, Jack Winter, “How I met my wife”, in The New Yorker:
- There were two ways about it, but the chances that someone as flappable as I would be ept enough to become persona grata or a sung hero were slim.
- 2003, Dana Stabenow, A Grave Denied, →ISBN, page 119:
- And someone who wasn't glacier ept might have thought the mouth of a glacier a great place to hide a body for a long, long time.