1 He knew it to be his due, but his due was acceptable.
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2 If the same annual compliment would be acceptable there, why, I see nothing to part us, unless you do.
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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.
4 To her cousins she became occasionally an acceptable companion.
5 Soldiers and sailors are always acceptable in society.
6 It comes, too, in such an acceptable moment.
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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.
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8 They may hesitate as to an acceptable wedding present.
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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.
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10 That was about the only excuse that was socially acceptable for not nursing these days.
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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.
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12 She acceded to the suggestion of bouillon, which was grateful and acceptable.
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.
14 The crouching servility, usually so acceptable a quality in a slave, did not answer when manifested toward her.
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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.
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