He is the author of some commendable verses.
The effort, while commendable, was not wholly successful.
But irreverences of this kind, as well as the frequent burlesque citations of the Bible, whether commendable or not, had been, were, have since been, and are common in writers whose orthodoxy is unquestioned; and it must be remembered that the later Middle Age, which in many respects Rabelais represents almost more than he does the Renaissance, was, with all its unquestioning faith, singularly reckless and, to our fancy, irreverent in its use of the sacred words and images, which were to it the most familiar of all images and words.
In 1727 they declared it to be " not a commendable or allowed " practice; in 1761 they excluded from their society all who should be found concerned in it, and issued appeals to their members and the public against the system.
Under the " new regime " the Turkish government displayed commendable energy in reconstructing and reorganizing the seapower of the empire.
The idea of encouraging the citizens to assist in the detection of crime or treason against the state was commendable; it was not the use, but the abuse of the privilege that was so injurious.
As a ruler he showed legislative capacity, and a very commendable wish to provide his kingdoms with a code of laws and a consistent judicial system.
In some parts of England the trees are thrashed with rods or poles to obtain the nuts, but this is not a commendable mode of collecting them.
In planting, the tops of the bulbs should be kept a little above ground, and it is a commendable plan to draw away the soil surrounding the bulbs when they have got root-hold.
Very little was done for education in the French and Spanish period, although the Spanish governors made commendable efforts in this regard; the first American Territorial legislature began the incorporation of feeble " colleges " and " academies."
Additionally, the savings here is commendable.
None of these are bad things, in fact, striving for recognition and a promotion is quite commendable.
As minister of the interior Puttkammer's activities were less commendable.
Sen Gupta's historical fiction has done a very commendable job of presenting children caught up in mysteries and adventures or even day-to-day problems.
While the effort is commendable, and the actress playing the overbearing matriarch is especially good, most of the acting is unconvincing.
However, there is a commendable moving magnet phono stage that performs better than expected.
LORD was able to extricate himself in about a minute, and with commendable promptitude he at once commenced to liberate his comrade.
For all its meticulous scholarship and indefatigable research, Smiths commendable study exhibits some relatively condonable shortcomings.
pp. 422 and 589)., though apparently unnatural, has been corroborated by many later systematisers; and taken as a whole the establishment of the Picariae was certainly a commendable proceeding.
The actors do a commendable job with what they 're given, but the delivery on occasion is fairly rigid.
However, another way of looking at this is that Jimmy was using commendable nous in attempting to unsettle the players.
The designer's story behind these creations is compelling, and the fact that she uses her popularity to promote the rescue of stray animals is highly commendable.
While it's truly commendable that so much information is posted (for sure, no easy feat), perhaps it's a little bit too broad because many of the topics could have covered in more depth.
By comparison, our Gavin was dazzling, making his points with commendable brevity.
The effect, rather than a commendable attempt to resist offering facile explanations, is to glorify the crimes and make them seem acceptable.
The protector about this time gave a commendable earnest of his resolution to assert rigorous justice against offenders.
The actors do a commendable job with what they're given, but the delivery on occasion is fairly rigid.
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