In the category of happiness, however, Israel preformed very well, reaching the respectable 8th place.
They are hard-working, respectable members of the community who cannot bear the loss of status entailed by economic ruin.
Despite performing in a respectable amount of sketches for a SNL freshman throughout the season, her contract was not renewed.
They consider Leno ambitious, ego-driven, but a respectable guy who was put in an untenable position.
He married for his daughter's sake, to provide her a comfortable home and a respectable name.
Would a respectable man ever dare to marry Mademoiselle Ruys?
Altogether a respectable, well-dressed widow, but evidently not a lady.
His talents were more than respectable, his life was irreproachable, he was wealthy and yet not a spendthrift.
They must have somebody to do the things they are too "respectable" to do—or too lazy.
In his operations he discovered a respectable share of military science, and he met with no great reverses.