Respectability sentence example

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  • The great charade is imperialism's return journey to respectability.
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  • This would also lend further respectability to the grades.
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  • These girls may not play instruments but they have worked hard, touring to gain respectability and a loyal fan base.
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  • Theirs was the affectation of respectability; if indeed there be an affectation so honorable.
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  • New training courses are bringing greater respectability to a profession with a poor reputation.
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  • But she is fatally torn between the dull virtue of middle-class respectability and the evil attractions of the beckoning city lights.
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  • The latter, as we have seen, sought to make the Irish nation a cradle for petty bourgeois Catholic respectability.
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  • Did it not also take decades for its academic respectability to be recognized?
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  • Despite the apparent respectability of the West End halls, music hall was still associated with wild audiences and high living.
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  • And adoption of the Euro has brought international respectability to match a booming economy.
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  • New journals can take a long time to achieve respectability, let alone prominence.
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  • Consumer activism has acquired a formidable respectability in Britain.
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  • The Saxons, seeking respectability, converted to Catholicism, with the help of the mission of St Augustine to England from 597 onwards.
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  • Now many astrologers seem to have a hankering, a hunger even, for scientific respectability that never fails to amaze me.
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  • Both drivers could be boosted by returning to Combe, where they will now expect spectacular outright results rather than class respectability.
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  • He can now be heard on Radio 2 and seems finally to have achieved establishment respectability by being awarded an MBE.
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  • The coopting of tribal leaders also lends a veneer of respectability to the occupation forces.
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  • They became ' self-appointed arbiters of taste ', setting ' standards of propriety ', upholding reputations of respectability in polite society.
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  • It was her wish that publication would bring to light the authentic beliefs of Witchcraft and reestablish the respectability of this ancient art.
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  • In their pride they hid their sins behind a veneer of respectability.
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  • Clusters of sixties and seventies-style subdivisions had blossomed during the post-war era of rush to the 'burbs. These look-alikes that originally carried names like Camelot or South Pacific were at first scorned by Parkside's gentry but had slowly gained a level of respectability.
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  • It was said in his obituary that he owed his advancement to unwearied assiduity, good talents, and respectability of character.
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  • Cocaine is still seen as the upmarket club and sex drug of choice and its use confers social cachet and respectability on its users.
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  • Matveyev, the most influential of the boyars, had married a foreigner who conversed freely with her husband's male friends, contrary to the Muscovite notions of respectability and decorum, and his house, in which the tsar was a frequent visitor, was furnished and decorated in foreign fashion.
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  • Other families were battling with real hardship, yet maintaining an image of respectability in the eyes of their parish.
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  • Tyas was chosen because according to Barnes, he " was nephew to an individual of great respectability in the town of Manchester ".
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  • Obviously it works and it has worked for centuries and millennia, but what is the epistemological respectability of this idea?
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  • There is something especially fitting about a tie on a swing dance costume - it implies respectability and control, and when combined with the wild abandon of swing dance, it becomes a measure of both chaos and class.
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  • Thus the story of the legists shrinks down to the regular myth of the primitive legislator, used to give an air of respectability to law-books, which really record an unwritten custom.
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  • In fact, adherence to the traditional ceremonial and respectability of occupation go very much hand-in-hand.
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  • He was attracted to it by his hatred of moderation and what he called "respectability" in any shape - a characteristic of which some amusing instances have been handed down.
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  • The term is used in Bombay, Madras and Bengal to denote a considerable number of castes of moderate respectability, the higher of whom are considered ` clean ' Sudras, while the precise status of the lower is a question which lends itself to endless controversy."In northern and north-western India, on the other hand," the grade next below the twice-born rank is occupied by a number of castes from whose hands Brahmans and members of the higher castes will take water and certain kinds of sweetmeats.
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