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 ?
They were so young that they did not know what an advantage it is to be in society at all.
These were the greater truths that I so successfully schooled myself to forget; the truths that were so serious that I refused to take them seriously, and played with gently, oh!
Somewhere around month five my spouse and I were so tired of it we solemnly pledged never to undertake such an extensive remodel again, and then we shook on it.