Some looked at him across the desk, kindly and vaguely, and their manner seemed to say that it was touching, his ambition to be an architect, touching and laudable and strange and attractively sad as all the delusions of youth.
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I appreciate his laudable efforts to save the environment.
Positively, free trade is laudable for the way it encourages us to see to members of unfamiliar groups as partners, not enemies.
Will Wilkinson -- Capitalism and Human Nature -- http://www.cato.org/research/articles/wilkinson-050201.html(retrieved 06/29/06)