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to a tolerably worthy extent

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All my intellectual instincts tell me that I could retrieve my position and live respectably in the world, if I might only try my hand at portrait-painting--the thing of all others that I am naturally fittest for.
At least, it has given me strength to go away respectably tomorrow morning, without making a scene.
It was strange to my ears to hear a man, nearly white and respectably dressed, talking with indifference of the times when he was a slave.
I want to get into the sixth before I leave, and to please the Doctor; and I want to carry away just as much Latin and Greek as will take me through Oxford respectably.
In a word, Pitt having come to his kingdom, and having by good luck, or desert rather, as he considered, assumed almost all the fortune which his other relatives had expected, was determined to treat his family kindly and respectably and make a house of Queen's Crawley once more.
I distinctly saw his hand move, as he passed a short, stout man, respectably dressed in a suit of sober grey.
All I then knew of the history of his life was, that he had once held a situation in the University of Padua; that he had left Italy for political reasons (the nature of which he uniformly declined to mention to any one); and that he had been for many years respectably established in London as a teacher of languages.
A genuine wife and a genuinely, respectably, marital relation.
That is a sort of revenge which falls into the scale of virtue, and Wakem was not without an intention of keeping that scale respectably filled.
According to report, Jahangir Tareen has demanded both Judicial Commission and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take notice of Election Tribunal decision and ROs negative actions as respectably.
He ran respectably to finish fifth in the Duke of York Stakes on his next start, but suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Cape Of Approval in the Midsummer Sprint Stakes.
BNP(M) spokesman Shams Rind Advocate explained that High Court and Supreme Court had heard all cases against Akhtar Mengal on merit and had respectably acquitted him dropping all charges against him therefore propaganda against him done recently in the media is absolutely baseless.
Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor are attempting to fill the respectably huge shoes of Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith.
Brown Panther gave Owen a first Royal Ascot winner in the King George V Handicap, ran respectably in the German Derby and was not beaten far by Leger rival Census at Newbury.
Although on the surface the family members appear to be respectably middle class, Whicher soon uncovers adultery, insanity and jealousy involving a wicked stepmother and rebellious children.