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ri spek tuh buhl

  • a  characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
    a respectable woman
  • s  deserving of esteem and respect
    all respectable companies give guarantees
  • s  large in amount or extent or degree
    a respectable sum

  • When it appeared, the Argentine tango scandalized all respectable people, and they were not slow in saying so.
  • Larsen was a respectable 11-5 in the 1956 regular season, but no one could have predicted his Game 5 heroics.
  • After the reforms of 1991, moneymaking became respectable again, and the old business houses acquired the esteem that had eluded them.
News & Articles

  • Hinshaw seeks ways to control command
    BRIDGEWATER — Alex Hinshaw’s numbers defy baseball logic, even if his explanation for holding a respectable ERA in spite of a self-destructive amount of walks seems to be among the most sensible.
    June 12, 2013 -
  • $99 Android tablets could begin launching this year
    When Google unveiled its Nexus 7 tablet with respectable specs and a $199 price tag, it opened up the Android tablet market to a whole new group of users. 7-inch tablets and other smaller-sized slates have since exploded in popularity, and even Apple felt the heat enough to launch its own iPad mini. The $199 price point made tablets a much more reasonable purchase for many people, but in 2013 ...
    June 11, 2013 - BGR News via Yahoo! News
  • Sparkling Sammy salvo lifts West Indies
    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy smashed a rapid unbeaten 56 to lift his side to a respectable 233 for nine in their Champions Trophy Group B match against India at the Oval on Tuesday. India spinner Ravindra Jadeja had ripped the heart out of the innings by dismissing Johnson Charles for 60, Marlon Samuels and Ramnaresh Sarwan in the space of 14 balls but ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • David Petraeus in Vancouver Sun
    Obviously the bad guys aren't going to drive something right through here,Petraeus said during brief remarks to Vance and to other officers at the site. "This has a reasonable deterrent effect if you have (respectable) searches. I think...
  • Gilbert Cates in International Herald Tribune
    We always had a very good idea of what we should do and who was going to accept,says Gil Cates, who produced 14 Oscar shows that included nine posthumous nominations and three wins. "You need to line up someone who's respectable to avoid...
  • Annika Sörenstam in
    I hit 15 greens. I think that's very good on this course, very respectable,Sorenstam said. "I hit a lot of good putts that just didn't go in. Just one of those weeks, really. I tried very, very hard. It's not because of lack of trying. I...

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