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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
To all outward appearances, these men are pursuing laudable goals and working hard to improve themselves.
One piece of that package – an increase in funding for mental health counselors – is laudable.
The story construction is laudable, the supporting roles and even the bit roles are superbly cast and played.
That’s a laudable trait for, say, a relief pitcher who coughs up a home run.
While there are a number of laudable international pâtisseries in Tokyo, none of those mammoths can compete with an operation that is scarcely bigger than the typical Tokyo apartment.
Uthaug’s mission is a laudable one: to provide all the fun of a video game while sparing us the risk of chronic thumb fatigue.
Onishi breaks down the laudable (The Knick) and the laughable (The Heat) in the Technique Critique video above.
That may be a laudable goal, but as noted above, the chances of it actually happening are quite small.
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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.
First Known Use of laudable
LAUDABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of laudable for English Language Learners
: deserving praise
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