A visitor coming with such laudable intentions might be received with more attention and consideration than if he came from simple curiosity.
"Well, my opinion is," Smerdyakov began suddenly and unexpectedly in a loud voice, "that if that laudable soldier’s exploit was so very great there would have been, to my thinking, no sin in it if he had on such an emergency renounced, so to speak, the name of Christ and his own christening, to save by that same his life, for good deeds, by which, in the course of years to expiate his cowardice."
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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)