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  • It is a reputable business.
  • these grave, reputable, and pious people
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • ) If he knew that Eleanor swore sometimes—she said "Dash it all" just like a boy—and maybe wasn’t as reputable as Jane implied.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The booze floating, sludgelike, just beneath the surface of my skin made me look like a fleshy wastrel, just sensuous enough to be disreputable.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • The Mobile Press Register headline was "DA: TV Account of McMillian’s Conviction a ’Disgrace’ "; the article quoted Chapman: "For them to hold themselves up as a reputable news show is beyond belief, and irresponsible."
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • They had reputable names they could borrow against in a pinch.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I had aimed to learn of a suitable woman through old friends back in Japan, depending on a small network of comrades from the war for a reputable contact, but so few Japanese of good background and means wished to leave their country, especially in those boom days.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • His hair is military short, making Raffe’s hair look ragged and disreputable by comparison.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • "It’s hard to believe someone as disreputable as the Lady Lillian won the heart of the prince."
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The site, described as a system for matching people who want to establish contact with their "next-of-kin by birth," seemed reputable and aboveboard—nonprofit, no fee required.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • My confidence in you has been seriously diminished since I heard about the disreputable activities in which you engaged on Thursday last.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • As usual I found them slightly disreputable: making jokes about things that were no joking matter.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • First I’d followed Patch to a disreputable arcade late at night.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He wore an elderly and disreputable coat against the wet, and carried a riding cloak of heavy green velvet folded under one arm.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Several times too—drifting uneasily between dreaming and sleep— I sat up suddenly in bed at the sound of her voice speaking clearly in my head, remarks she might conceivably have made at some point but that I didn’t actually remember, things like Throw me an apple, would you? and I wonder if this buttons up the front or the back? and This sofa is in a terrible state of disreputableness.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Author: Daniel Defoe I was born at York, in the year 1632, of a reputable family.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • These dear souls came not to Sabbath school because it was popular to do so, nor did I teach them because it was reputable to be thus engaged.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Mrs. Sanborn was pleased to learn, shortly afterward, that no reputable contractor would undertake the erection of the house.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • His had always been a most respectable house—in a disreputable neighbourhood.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Such things as could be said for him were said,—how he had taken to industrious habits, and had thriven lawfully and reputably.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Old man Jones was great on missions and such things, and so whenever they were doing some particularly disreputable job, the men would wink at each other and say, "Now we’re working for the church!"
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It was close upon four before the door opened, and a drunken-looking groom, ill-kempt and side-whiskered, with an inflamed face and disreputable clothes, walked into the room.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Davidson, he’d learned, was also the name of a reputable college located near Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • They must have looked very disreputable in their dirty clothes, drenched with sweat, and torn by all the thornbushes.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Yours, however, contained references to Harvard, Oxford, a reputable publisher, as well as a list of related publications.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • FOUR In 1933, the year Baba was born and the year Zahir Shah began his forty-year reign of Afghanistan, two brothers, young men from a wealthy and reputable family in Kabul, got behind the wheel of their father’s Ford roadster.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • So White Fang hung around the landing with the disreputable gang of Indian dogs, waiting for steamers.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • With no money and no time to settle, we moved to a different ramshackle rental cottage or boardinghouse every season until I was so pregnant with Rachel that our nomad state seemed disreputable.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • First of all there was her disreputable father and then her mother’s boarding house was beginning to get a certain fame.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I am unable to understand the attention you received in all the reputable academic magazines and how they could permit themselves to discuss your book seriously.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She said she would destroy many reputable men in Salinas.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • In this character, it was frequently his fortune to be the last reputable acquaintance and the last good influence in the lives of down-going men.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • ================================== ABC Amber LIT Converter v2.03 ================================== Poirot knew the name as that of one of the best-known and most reputable private detective agencies in New York.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • He had not changed his clothes in some days and he looked delightfully disreputable, yet mannered and cool and light in the saddle.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • "Biblical scholars don’t stretch their imaginations—at least reputable ones don’t," he said.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • If he weren’t so disreputable I should make him my secretary.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Scudder: But I am a reputable doctor, I haven’t lost my licence.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • You know, for instance, beforehand with positive certainty that this man, this most reputable and exemplary citizen, will on no consideration give you money; and indeed I ask you why should he?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • It is because adults don’t approve of smoking — because there is something dangerous and disreputable about it — that teenagers want to do it.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • As Queequeg and I are now fairly embarked in this business of whaling; and as this business of whaling has somehow come to be regarded among landsmen as a rather unpoetical and disreputable pursuit; therefore, I am all anxiety to convince ye, ye landsmen, of the injustice hereby done to us hunters of whales.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Inept or disreputable companies have on more than one occasion failed to deliver crucial logistical support-oxygen, for instance-as promised.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Most think that they are above being supported by the town; but it oftener happens that they are not above supporting themselves by dishonest means, which should be more disreputable.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • "Here," says he, "is one place that entertains strangers, but it is not a reputable house; if thee wilt walk with me, I’ll show thee a better."
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Every evening Francisco had an injection of cantharides and then the two went together to a reputable bordello—for a week or so it seemed to work but the result was nothing.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The buccaneer on the wave might relinquish his calling and become at once if he chose, a man of probity and piety on land; nor, even in the full career of his reckless life, was he regarded as a personage with whom it was disreputable to traffic or casually associate.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Eventually the old man regains his strength and, seen only by the wife, flaps away, his ungainly flight recalling a rather disreputable vulture more than any angel.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • As, indeed, how should any of those prim and reputable virgins?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Opium, arms, and carpets were the town’s lifeblood, and the men he’d met since arriving seemed as shabby and disreputable as his cheap hotel.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • His fine success as a salesman lay in his geniality and the thoroughly reputable standing of his house.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Something especially reckless in his demeanour, not only gave him a disreputable look, but so diminished the strong resemblance he undoubtedly bore to the prisoner (which his momentary earnestness, when they were compared together, had strengthened), that many of the lookers-on, taking note of him now, said to one another they would hardly have thought the two were so alike.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
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