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Examples of laudable in a Sentence
Improving the schools is a laudable goal.
you showed laudable restraint in dealing with that ridiculously demanding customer
Recent Examples of laudable from the Web
Michel Martone, a professor at Rome’s LUISS University and a former vice-minister of labour, suggests that the fiscal and anti-gambling reforms are laudable.
But this Three Lions team already has achieved several noteworthy and laudable things.
That's laudable, but dramatically below the target of 1.5 million EV sales by 2016 set by Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of the Nissan-Renault Alliance, soon after the Leaf's launch in late 2010.
The call is now for complete control of the EU’s external border; a laudable but ill-defined goal.
Their laudable appeal to have-nots at the bottom of the pile, both free and unfree, meant that bishops had a citizen-army of pumped-up, undereducated young men ready to rid the world of sin.
Their 78% reduction in carbon emissions is admittedly laudable.
These proposals have the laudable goals of simplifying bank capital rules and boosting lending to the real economy.
All those movements are laudable and important, but fighting for the rights of amateur basketball players seems like a cause that hits close to home for everyone in the league.
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Did You Know?
Both "laudable" and "laudatory" derive ultimately from Latin laud- or laus, meaning "praise." "Laudable" and "laudatory" differ in meaning, however, and usage commentators warn against using them interchangeably. Laudable means "deserving praise" or "praiseworthy," as in "laudable efforts to help the disadvantaged." Laudatory means "giving praise" or "expressing praise," as in "a laudatory book review." People occasionally use "laudatory" in place of "laudable," but this use is not considered standard.
LAUDABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of laudable for English Language Learners
: deserving praise
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