ACCEPTABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ACCEPTABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  satisfactory and able to be agreed to or approved of
 a.  just good enough, but not very good
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He knew it to be his due, but his due was acceptable.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
2  If the same annual compliment would be acceptable there, why, I see nothing to part us, unless you do.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
3  Friend Wamba," said he, "of all those who are fools enough to serve Cedric, thou alone hast dexterity enough to make thy folly acceptable to him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  To her cousins she became occasionally an acceptable companion.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
5  Soldiers and sailors are always acceptable in society.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
6  It comes, too, in such an acceptable moment.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
7  Let him have all the perfections in the world, I think it ought not to be set down as certain that a man must be acceptable to every woman he may happen to like himself.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
8  They may hesitate as to an acceptable wedding present.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  The mules could not be spared to go off to war, even if they had been acceptable for the Troop, which they emphatically were not.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
10  That was about the only excuse that was socially acceptable for not nursing these days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
11  The young lady was treated by her hosts with corresponding deference; and she was in the mood when such attentions are acceptable, whatever their source.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
12  She acceded to the suggestion of bouillon, which was grateful and acceptable.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In VIII
13  The coffee and the biscuit accompanying it proved very acceptable to Edna, who had declined refreshment at Madame Lebrun's and was now beginning to feel hungry.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXI
14  The crouching servility, usually so acceptable a quality in a slave, did not answer when manifested toward her.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
15  I was so fully aware that only serious moods and occupations were acceptable, that in his presence every effort to sustain or follow any other became vain: I fell under a freezing spell.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Example Sentence: (196 in 14 pages)
16  She has reached an acceptable standard of English.
17  Anger is not necessarily the most useful or acceptable reaction to such events.
18  Toad doesn't actually change his ways, but instead simply learns to counterfeit socially acceptable virtues in order to be accepted by his society.
19  I am seeking an equitable solution to this dispute, one that will be fair and acceptable to both sides.
20  The time to begin revising for conciseness is when you have an acceptable first draft in hand.
21  I will not accept if nominated, and will serve if selected.
22  We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
23  We will accept ultimate responsibility for whatever happens.
24  Don't go off at half cock and accept any offer you'll regret later.
25  I am here to accept the award on Ms.
26  The circumstances forced me to accept.
27  Sometimes our hearts just need time to accept what our heads already know.
28  Most scientists of the time were prepared to accept Darwin's case.
29  It would be difficult for us to accept.
30  Please accept my hearty congratulations upon your marriage.