opened a fresh and more creditable chapter in Bonner's career.
At the end of October 1785 he closed a scholastic career which had been creditable but not brilliant.
John's struggle against the barons and Prince Louis (1216), afterwards King Louis VIII., was the most creditable episode of his career.
If there had been no fighting daring these autumn months worthy of mention, much creditable work had been carried out by the invaders in respect to developing communications and to improving jetties and landing-places, especially at Suvla.
In 1886 he was elected mayor of New York City, his nomination having been forced upon the Democratic Party by the strength of the other nominees, Henry George and Theodore Roosevelt; his administration (1887-1888) was thoroughly efficient and creditable, but he broke with Tammany, was not renominated, ran independently for re-election, and was defeated.
In some parts the natives made most creditable progress in all branches of learning.
Further, they had the effect of sobering the culprit, and the more creditable part of his life did not begin till he left Vincennes.
The conduct of foreign relations was on the whole the most creditable part of his administration.
Gibbon, however, regrets that the style of his pamphlet was too acrimonious; and this regret, considering his antagonist's slight claims to forbearance, is creditable to him.
In this war, which presented no features of a creditable kind, the loss to English commerce from Dutch cruisers was so great that it was found necessary to suspend the clause of the navigation act which forbade the purchase of foreign-built vessels.
They succumbed to the Persian dynasty of the Sassanids, who ruled successfully for about four centuries, established the Zoroastrian faith as their state religion, and maintained a creditable conflict with the East Roman empire.
During his term of office the Egyptian War occurred, in which Childers acted with creditable energy; and also the Boer War, in which he and his colleagues showed to less advantage.
The absence of good bark, dugout timber, and chisels of stone deprived the whole Mississippi valley of creditable water-craft, and reduced the natives to the clumsy trough for a dugout and miserable bull-boat, made by stretching dressed buffalo hide over a crate.
4 These are the forms which composed the family previously termed Cursores by De Blainville; but L'Herminier was able to distinguish no fewer than thirty-four families of " Oiseaux normaux," and the judgment with which their separation and definition were effected must be deemed on the whole to be most creditable to him.
This was creditable to both parties, for Lamartine, both as a distinguished man of letters and as a past servant of the state, had every claim to the bounty of his country.
It consisted for the most part of an elaborate theory of vision which, though very creditable to Hobbes's scientific insight, was out of place, or at least out of proportion, in a philosophical consideration of human nature generally.
England never won a victory more creditable to the fighting and marching powers of her sons than at the battle of Flodden.
The extent of his responsibility for the events that ensued is not wholly clear, and has been the subject of much controversy; his defenders have asserted that he was not responsible for the seizure of Sonoma or for the so-called "Bear-Flag War"; and that he played a creditable part throughout.
Meanwhile he had written creditable student verse, and contributed both prose and rhyme to newspapers, thus gaining friends and obtaining a decided if provincial reputation.
This situation was at last put an end to by the city authorities, who probably felt that they were not playing a very creditable part.
There is also a Quaker who plays a very creditable part in Roxana (1724), and Defoe seems to have been well affected to the Friends.
He graduated in 1844 at the United States Military Academy, where his career was creditable but not distinguished.
In this he succeeded, though not without a good deal of artifice, more creditable to his ingenuity than to his virtue.
The total expenditure for the schools is creditable to the state; but before 1909 hardly half the school population attended; and in general the rural conditions of the state, the shortness of the school terms and the dependence of the schools primarily upon local funds and local supervision, make the schools of inadequate and quite varying excellence.
Deliberate alteration is occasionally due to disapproval of what stands in the text or even to less creditable reasons.
FRANCIA (c. 1450 - 1517), a Bolognese painter, whose real name was Francesco Raibolini, his father being Marco di Giacomo Raibolini, a carpenter, descended from an old and creditable family, was born at Bologna about 1450.
The German-speaking immigrants have also had a creditable share in the work of church extension, but the Italians have manifested no marked ardour for their faith.
His next important action was not so creditable; for he was, not exactly, as is often said, one of Cranmer's assessors, but, according to Cranmer's own expression, "assistant" to him as counsel for the king, when the archbishop, in the absence of Queen Catherine, pronounced her marriage with Henry null and void on the 23rd of May 1533.
AlgonquinIroquois tribes made creditable ware in Canada and eastern United States.
That his early outdoor life furnished a definite training for his after career is indicated by the fact that when he was about fourteen years of age he went with his father on a tour up the Nile as far as Luxor, and on this journey he made a collection of Egyptian birds found in the Nile valley, which is now in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Mr Roosevelt was educated at Harvard University, where he graduated in the class of 1880; 2 his record for scholarship was creditable, and his interest in sports and athletics was especially manifest in his skill as a boxer.
The refusals of Charles to credit or to countenance the attacks on his wife are the most creditable episodes in his life.
Many of the most creditable national enterprises, dating from this period, are due to his advocacy - such as the reward to L.
And if Disraeli, possessed by these views, became aggressively insubordinate some time before Peel's proclaimed conversion to Free Trade, we can account for it on reasonable and even creditable grounds.
He is convinced that virtue (where it is more than a mere pretence) is purely artificial; but not quite certain whether it is a useless trammel of appetites and passions that are advantageous to society, or a device creditable to the politicians who introduced it by playing upon the " pride and vanity " of the " silly creature man."
But these dialectics, creditable to both parties, had little effect upon the general situation.
Trinity College School, a residential school under Anglican control, has a long and creditable history.
Christian revenged himself by executing the magnate Torben Oxe, who, on very creditable evidence, was supposed to have been Dyveke's murderer, despite the strenuous opposition of Oxe's fellow-peers; and henceforth the king lost no opportunity of depressing the nobility and raising plebeians to power.
His political career was by no means so creditable, and it has been said of him that he had character only in front of the enemy.
Although the policy of Wurttemberg had continued antagonistic to Prussia, the country shared in the national enthusiasm which swept over Germany, and its troops took a creditable part in the battle of Worth and in other operations of the war.
Another was more creditable to the tsar's heart than to his head; he turned from the sight of wounds and blood,.
The early financial history of the state is not very creditable.
Of his life little is known, and that little not wholly creditable.
From 1760 to 1765, while Clive was at home, the history of the British in Bengal contains little that is creditable.
At the Paris International Exhibition of 1878 several native Finnish painters and sculptors exhibited works which would do credit to any country; and both in the fine and applied arts Finland occupied a position thoroughly creditable.
His political career is less creditable.
creditable against future royalties receivable from Abbott.
creditable performance by our boys than the score might suggest.
creditable coverage then.
creditable 6th team overall.
creditable manner at examination... .
Sales revenues for the first half are now a highly creditable 5% up on the equivalent for 2001.
She has made a very creditable job of me.
The results we achieved at the top end despite this handicap were extremely creditable.
Indeed, it is hardly creditable that these deeds were done in the name of Christ.
We feel that this is a particularly creditable achievement in view of the changes that both businesses have undergone over the past twelve months.
The ringing skills demonstrated were less than awesome but perfectly creditable.
Windsor & Eton came away from Eastleigh with a creditable point after picking up a goal-less draw against the promotion hopefuls.
February 27th Huddersfield manage a creditable draw away from home at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
They are creditable to their authors and diffuse a good spirit even tho the method is too naive to be very effectual.
His nearest rival was Danny Harding with a creditable 8lb 4oz from peg 25.
We came a creditable twelfth at the contest, in what is always a strong field.
The provisional legis lature of the Territory of Jefferson maintained a wholly illegal but rather creditable existence somewhat precariously and ineffectively until 1861.
The campaign that followed was most creditable to Edwards generalship, but must have been fatal to him if Warwick had been honestly supported by his lieutenants.
Then, once we had the creditable young actors involved, it created a situation where actors like Tom Arnold would be interested.
The average pet owner simply doesn't have the necessary skills and knowledge of veterinary medicine to make a creditable diagnosis for every sick dog symptom.
Check with the insurer to learn if they will issue a "Certificate of Creditable Coverage."
If you have had what is called "creditable" health insurance for at least twelve straight months with no lapse of more than 63 days in coverage, pre-existing conditions cannot be excluded.
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