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be so

To be able or permitted to do something. This construction is mainly used for emphasis in short sentences that typically end with "so" or follow "so" with a verb. A: "You aren't allowed to have sweets this early in the day." B: "I am so! Mom said I could, just this once." A: "You guys aren't allowed to be here this late!" B: "We are so allowed! Let us in!"
References in classic literature ?
I do assure you that I am not one of those young ladies (if such young ladies there are) who are so daring as to risk their happiness on the chance of being asked a second time.
I expected it, and am only surprised that the votes are so nearly equal; for I had thought that the majority against me would have been far larger; but now, had thirty votes gone over to the other side, I should have been acquitted.
"I do not care whether you are so or not," answered Polina with calm indifference.
Most of us are so bounteously endowed with intellect as to require also a spice of genius to choose the right form of behaviour.
Some stations are so small they do not have to comply with EEO regs, but all stations have to file a report regardless of eligibility status.
I love it - it is just the right amount of naughty"Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, pictured "Once I get started, I am like a wild animal, an uncontrollable force" Actor Jon Voight on boisterous film scenes "Girls are so catty.
I wear ashes as a reminder that all my earthly goals and possessions are so much dust in the wind and will soon be gone.
They are so intimidating and making this noise, like, 'EEIEEKK!' And they pass me and I am chasing them, and then they are following me, and every time I collapse they get closer.
"My skinny friends are so concerned with who's eating what," says Ellen, 13.
Too often, we are so busy giving worship to the reputations and egos of those who demand our attention that we forget to listen to the authentic voices around us, wherever we may encounter them.