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  • Babbitt paid his bill, said adequately, "Oh, keep the change," and drove off in an ecstasy of honest self-appreciation.
  • If it wasn’t for me watching out and keeping an eye on our diet—I’m the only member of this family that appreciates the value of oatmeal for breakfast.

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  • I tell you, most folks don’t appreciate how important it is to have a good digestion and regular habits.
  • But what I mind is their lack of culture and appreciation of the Beautiful—if you’ll excuse me for being highbrow.
  • They began to appreciate me and advance me fast, and say, old doggo, what do you think they’re paying me now?
  • Though Babbitt admired this savant, and appreciated Sidney Finkelstein as "a mighty smart buyer and a good liberal spender," it was to Vergil Gunch that he turned with enthusiasm.
  • "Well, gosh almighty, that’s a fine way to appreciate—And then suppose I was walking with YOU, Ma, and somebody passed a slighting remark—"
  • As he pontifically tread the upper hall he looked into Verona’s bedroom and protested, "What’s the use of giving the family a high-class house when they don’t appreciate it and tend to business and get down to brass tacks?"
  • A new appreciation of Babbitt filled all of them, including Babbitt.
  • When I hear you orating I realize I don’t appreciate how profoundly you think and what a splendid brain and vocabulary you have.

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  • CHAPTER IX I BABBITT was fond of his friends, he loved the importance of being host and shouting, "Certainly, you’re going to have smore chicken—the idea!" and he appreciated the genius of T. Cholmondeley Frink, but the vigor of the cocktails was gone, and the more he ate the less joyful he felt.
  • But, mind you, it’s the appreciation of the Regular Guy who I have been depicting which has made this possible, and you got to hand as much credit to him as to the authors themselves.
  • Babbitt cared less for this, because some misguided person had taught young Mr. Smeeth to smile, smile, smile while he was singing, but with all the appreciation of a fellow-orator he admired Dr. Drew’s sermon.
  • She’d appreciate a fellow.
  • So darn few people appreciate a View.
  • "I haven’t much doubt that when I’m away you manage to find people who properly appreciate you."
  • I tell you, Joe, you don’t appreciate how lucky you are to live in woods like this, instead of a city with trolleys grinding and typewriters clacking and people bothering the life out of you all the time!
  • Sitting on the hard little couch, she clasped her hands beside her, leaned toward him, absorbed him; and in a glorious state of being appreciated he proclaimed: "So I up and said to the fellows at the club, ’Look here,’ I—"
  • I mean—Course the folks there are the best on earth, but, gee whiz, those Main Street burgs are slow, and you fellows can’t hardly appreciate what it means to be here with a bunch of live ones!"
  • (Babbitt sometimes wondered if Paul appreciated his loyal boosting.
  • Babbitt frequently remarked to his wife that it was better to "con your office-help along and keep ’cause happy ’stead of jumping on ’cause and poking ’cause up—get more work out of ’cause that way," but this unexampled lack of appreciation hurt him, and he turned on Graff: "Look here, Stan; let’s get this clear.
  • As I was saying: Of course I’m conservative myself, but I appreciate a guy like Senny Doane because—"
  • I don’t think you ought to speak of him like that just because you can’t appreciate music!"
  • Perhaps most of all Babbitt appreciated the remarks by William H. Ridgway in the Sunday School Times: "If you have a Sunday School class without any pep and get-up-and-go in it, that is, without interest, that is uncertain in attendance, that acts like a fellow with the spring fever, let old Dr. Ridgway write you a prescription.
  • Vergil Gunch thundered, "When we manage to grab this celebrated Thespian off his lovely aggregation of beautiful actresses—and I got to admit I butted right into his dressing-room and told him how the Boosters appreciated the high-class artistic performance he’s giving us—and don’t forget that the treasurer of the Dodsworth is a Booster and will appreciate our patronage—and when on top of that we yank Hizzonor out of his multifarious duties at City Hall, then I feel we’ve done…
  • …lovely aggregation of beautiful actresses—and I got to admit I butted right into his dressing-room and told him how the Boosters appreciated the high-class artistic performance he’s giving us—and don’t forget that the treasurer of the Dodsworth is a Booster and will appreciate our patronage—and when on top of that we yank Hizzonor out of his multifarious duties at City Hall, then I feel we’ve done ourselves proud, and Mr. Prout will now say a few words about the problems and duties—"

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as in: I appreciate her efforts. Define
to recognize the value or importance of and/or: to be grateful for
as in: I appreciate the complexities Define
to understand a situation-often one with important complications
as in: We hope our home will appreciate Define
to increase in value
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