Excerpted from redeeming Features by Nicholas Haslam Copyright © 2009 by Nicholas Haslam.
As Kristin Davis puts it, "I can't say he had any redeeming qualities at all."
Others are redeeming themselves after years in the industry.
The idea that someone must be a “fan of full-sized fannies” to even recognize a redeeming quality in women size 12 or above.
Yet the job is not without its redeeming qualities and unique experiences.
She hadn't even the one redeeming virtue of most carnivorous or predatory races—an insensate and almost automatic courage.
It was still less worth while redeeming them except for that.
The only redeeming feature of the physical situation that I recall is the momentous fact of a first pair of red-topped boots.
What these redeeming features of her character were, we shall let our story disclose.
The only redeeming feature was a better garden than most London houses have, a strip as wide as the house, and thirty yards long.
early 15c., "buy back, ransom," from Middle French redemer "buy back," from Latin redimere (see redemption). Theological sense of "deliver from sin and spiritual death" is from c.1500. Meaning "make amends for" is from 1520s. Sense of "make good" (a promise, obligation, etc.) is from 1840. Related: Redeemed; redeeming.