He was a disciplinarian, a scholar, a modest and moderate man of genuine piety and irreproachable morals.
He was nevertheless a man of respectable abilities, of an irreproachable private character, and a good speaker.
Returning from this mission, he pronounced an eloquent discourse in favour of the republic. His simple manners, easy speech, ardent temperament and irreproachable private life gave him great influence in Paris, and he was elected president of the Commune, defending the municipality in that capacity at the bar of the Convention on the 31st of October 1792.
His high birth, his legal learning - he was for a long time professor of canon law at Montpellier - and the irreproachable purity of his life, recommended him to Pope Gregory XI., who created him cardinal in 1375.
McKinley's private life was irreproachable; and very fine was his devotion to his wife, Ida Saxton (d.
Clay's quick intelligence and sympathy, and his irreproachable conduct in youth, explain his precocious prominence in public affairs.
He carried himself well in civil life and was of irreproachable private conduct.
As a young wife she was irreproachable; perhaps she could not have been so as a mother.
And such a state of obligatory and irreproachable idleness is the lot of a whole class--the military.
The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness.
All he cared about was gaiety and women, and as according to his ideas there was nothing dishonorable in these tastes, and he was incapable of considering what the gratification of his tastes entailed for others, he honestly considered himself irreproachable, sincerely despised rogues and bad people, and with a tranquil conscience carried his head high.