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respectably

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  • r  to a tolerably worthy extent
    he did respectably well for his age
  • r  in a decent and morally reputable manner
    the film ends with the middle-aged romancers respectably married

  • John Waters (Baltimore), who earned a cult reputation with the fecally funky Pink Flamingos, is going respectably R rated with Tab Hunter and Polyester.
  • But his upstart political magazine George (a year old with the October 1966 issue) is doing respectably both in content and, it appears, as a business.
  • But while the picture is always on display at MoMA, it's consigned to what you might call an anteroom on the margins of the more respectably modern galleries, a salon des refuses .
Quotes

  • Ehud Olmert in USA Today
    We are correcting a 60-year-old blight,Olmert said in a statement Monday. "Holocaust survivors living in Israel are entitled to live respectably without reaching a situation in which it is beyond their means to enjoy a hot meal."
  • Richard Branson in guardian.co.uk
    We like to be winners in the end,Branson said, "but we aren't expected to be as lucky as we were last year, this year. But we have every chance of doing respectably well. This is the last 100%-owned British team and I think if Virgin...
  • Jim Hendry in ChicagoNow (blog)
    I'm certainly not going to let our great fans become excuses,Hendry said. "I'm not going to tolerate [Bradley] not being able to answer questions from the media respectably."

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