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The most notorious states are Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where death is an acceptable legal remedy.
Yet according to Hamilton, “it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”
How could anyone think that their dislike of the Bee Gees made anything about Disco Demolition Night acceptable?Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because that conceit was straight/gay vs straight/straight, I could do a lot of overtly straight humor and it would be acceptable.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)|Neil Patrick Harris|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all that, the party can go to market with a product that is acceptable to the masses.Wake Up, Republicans: Hillary Clinton’s Machine Can Crush You|Myra Adams|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she had replied to the letter asking her if the doll would be an acceptable present, Sara had been very quaint.A Little Princess|Frances Hodgson Burnett
The homminy had salt in it, and proved, although eaten out of the pot, a most acceptable repast.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion|William Dobein James
A smothered cough is dignified and acceptable if you have nothing better to offer.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
He endeavored to offer an acceptable explanation of the Society, and to advocate its principles.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Washington Williams
The man accosted her with some very nonsensical, but too acceptable compliments.Stories for the Young|Hannah More
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Word Origin and History for acceptable
late 14c., from Old French acceptable, from Latin acceptabilis "worthy of acceptance," from acceptare (see accept). Related: Acceptably.