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ree spek tuh bi li tee

  • n  honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation

  • Glowing with the respectability of a proved peaceful intention.
  • Antidrug warriors may argue that the research will lend the drugs an aura of respectability, prompting a new round of recreational use.
  • Respect and respectability Jackson tones down his style.
News & Articles

  • Webber: Lobos earn a bit more respect
    That’s one small step toward respectability, one giant leap toward modernization.
    June 15, 2013 - Santa Fe New Mexican
  • Phoenix Suns: 5 Key Improvements to Make for 2013-14 Season
    COMMENTARY | The Phoenix Suns have nowhere to go but up. They posted the second-worst record in the 45-year history of their franchise (25-57) in 2012-13. What five key improvements will get them back on the road to respectability in the NBA?
    June 14, 2013 - Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports
  • NBA Teams Facing Franchise-Defining Offseasons
    While the 2013 offseason is important for bottom-feeders attempting to move into the realm of respectability and for contenders hoping to add those final pieces, it's not necessarily a summer that can either make or break teams in those categories.  For seven organizations, this offseason is a franchise-defining one. The next few months will both determine the immediate success of the team in ...
    June 14, 2013 - Bleacher Report

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