How to use Respectability in a sentence
This would also lend further respectability to the grades.
The great charade is imperialism's return journey to respectability.
These girls may not play instruments but they have worked hard, touring to gain respectability and a loyal fan base.
Theirs was the affectation of respectability; if indeed there be an affectation so honorable.
Consumer activism has acquired a formidable respectability in Britain.Advertisement
The Saxons, seeking respectability, converted to Catholicism, with the help of the mission of St Augustine to England from 597 onwards.
New training courses are bringing greater respectability to a profession with a poor reputation.
But she is fatally torn between the dull virtue of middle-class respectability and the evil attractions of the beckoning city lights.
Did it not also take decades for its academic respectability to be recognized?
And adoption of the Euro has brought international respectability to match a booming economy.Advertisement
The latter, as we have seen, sought to make the Irish nation a cradle for petty bourgeois Catholic respectability.
Despite the apparent respectability of the West End halls, music hall was still associated with wild audiences and high living.
Now many astrologers seem to have a hankering, a hunger even, for scientific respectability that never fails to amaze me.
Both drivers could be boosted by returning to Combe, where they will now expect spectacular outright results rather than class respectability.
He can now be heard on Radio 2 and seems finally to have achieved establishment respectability by being awarded an MBE.Advertisement
The coopting of tribal leaders also lends a veneer of respectability to the occupation forces.
They became ' self-appointed arbiters of taste ', setting ' standards of propriety ', upholding reputations of respectability in polite society.
It was her wish that publication would bring to light the authentic beliefs of Witchcraft and reestablish the respectability of this ancient art.
In their pride they hid their sins behind a veneer of respectability.
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.Advertisement
It was said in his obituary that he owed his advancement to unwearied assiduity, good talents, and respectability of character.
Cocaine is still seen as the upmarket club and sex drug of choice and its use confers social cachet and respectability on its users.
New journals can take a long time to achieve respectability, let alone prominence.
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.
Other families were battling with real hardship, yet maintaining an image of respectability in the eyes of their parish.Advertisement
Tyas was chosen because according to Barnes, he " was nephew to an individual of great respectability in the town of Manchester ".
Obviously it works and it has worked for centuries and millennia, but what is the epistemological respectability of this idea?
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.
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.
In fact, adherence to the traditional ceremonial and respectability of occupation go very much hand-in-hand.Advertisement
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.
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.