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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 was rude and took pleasure in being so. I did not take bribes, you see, so I was bound to find a recompense in that, at least.
She could not comprehend the existence of a being so awkwardly fashioned.
Just for myself, 'cause I feel dumb being so involved in the skate scene without actually skating.