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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
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.
David Ely, San Diego State University NO: While requiring that solar panels be installed on all new homes moves the state toward the laudable goal of expanding the use of renewable energy, better approaches exist.
All of which is laudable, but thus far another area of potential change is just awakening.
Housing options identified by local governments are laudable, said Owen Beitsch, senior director for GAI Consultants.
The rhetoric is impressive and laudable, but denuclearization itself could take a long time.
Intuition will show us what is laughable and what is laudable.
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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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