be so

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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 ?
"To her heart I confided much of what has since been so hideously realised.
Not a hundred men in a million have been so lucky as I.
I went to comfort Sandy and she told me she had never been so proud of anyone in her whole life.
To the disbelief of many around her, she received private revelations from him, whose message was: "See this Heart that has loved so much and been so little loved in return.