When I'm invited to speak at a conference, I doubt that I'm qualified.
But Farmer, careful to be precise, qualified that last statement.
“There is a universal need for qualified incoming transfers,” says Nassirian of the collegiate registrars association.
They urged me not to, “learn too much… just check the box and get qualified.”
One of the reasons for the low rating was the lack of qualified accounting staff at the company.
"And qualified to administer an oath and take your deposition," said the minister.
They would certainly be desirable had we one qualified for the task.
"It is hardly worth repeating," she qualified—nevertheless, she did repeat it.
But this time she could get no more than a qualified promise out of me.
They continued to preserve a qualified independence, and retain it even now.
mid-15c., "to invest with a quality," from Middle French qualifier (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin qualificare "attribute a quality to; make of a certain quality," from Latin qualis "of what sort?," correlative pronomial adjective (see quality) + facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "to limit, modify" is from 1530s. Sense of "be fit for a job" first appeared 1580s. Related: Qualified; qualifying.