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Definition worthy of high praise
  • I appreciate his laudable efforts to save the environment.
laudable = worthy of high praise
  • 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  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Although those goals are laudable, their execution remains riddled with problems.
    Adam Thierer  --  The Bush Administration's Broadband Policy Record  -- (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • Job placement and training for seniors are fairly laudable objectives.
    John Samples and Ivan Osorio  --  Big Government Swallows Its Opponents  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • I want to acknowledge the laudable contributions from those who preceded me.
  • The whole little society entered into this laudable design, according to their different abilities.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • laudable = worthy of high praise
  • But I remember now I am in this earthly world; where to do harm is often laudable; to do good sometime accounted dangerous folly:
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • laudable = worthy of high praise
  • I read most of them with laudable zeal, but few of them really appealed to me.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • laudable = worthy of high praise
  • and you are now sailed into the north of my lady's opinion; where you will hang like an icicle on Dutchman's beard, unless you do redeem it by some laudable attempt either of valour or policy.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • laudable = worthy of high praise
  • And she determined within herself to make this laudable attempt.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • So pray keep your places, like Athos, whose calmness is entirely laudable.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • ...requested leave of absence for this laudable purpose.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • The paragraph in the Swiss newspaper described the fulfillment of this laudable project.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  No Name
  • We jog on as decently as we can, you a little in front—a laudable little party.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • To increase understanding is a laudable goal, hence the definitions and explanations given below.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • We are doing a laudable thing in saving mademoiselle, and yet we should be hung by order of the king if we were caught.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • This is laudable and tragic.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • If you wish, I could make a laudable case for your defection.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Locksley now proceeded to the distribution of the spoil, which he performed with the most laudable impartiality.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I don't say she is laudable or lovable.
    Henry James  --  The American

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