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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.
They can't even cook a chicken respectably; and as for carving it, they do that with a hatchet.
I think seriously of Miss Smith!Miss Smith is a very good sort of girl; and I should be happy to see her respectably settled.
The country, it is well known, has become infested with cats -- so much so of late, that a petition for relief, most numerously and respectably signed, was brought before the Legislature at its late memorable session.
Hughes, satisfied with having so respectably settled her young charge, returned to her party.
Its banks, and those of the brook are respectably adorned with blooming oleanders, but the unutterable beauty of the spot will not throw a well- balanced man into convulsions, as the Syrian books of travel would lead one to suppose.
It was not simply that beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectably and unhappy men to live calmly--it was a perpetual claim on the immediate fresh application of thought, and on the consideration of another's need and trial.
The honor of leading in the Freshman classes fluctuated between Anne, Gilbert and Philippa; Priscilla did very well; Charlie Sloane scraped through respectably, and comported himself as complacently as if he had led in everything.
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.
Advani stating that the Prime Minister booted out Advani and does not even respectably fold his hands and greet the veteran BJP leader.
He said today, Javed Iqbal had retired from the service of police respectably.
Chawla also requested the parents and the teachers to keep a vigilant eye on the activities of their children and the students respectably. He said that all stakeholders should work together to eradicate drugs from the society.
He did not mince words when approached by the media people and very gracefully and respectably accepted his defeat saying that the people have voted for Imran Khan and he has no complaints whatsoever about the election.
The left-hander has looked more secure than most of his fellow batsmen, scoring 40, 46 and 25, and he bowled respectably in England's world-record total of 481-6 at Trent Bridge.