noun, plural re·spect·a·bil·i·ties for 3.
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Even so it gave Myanmar enough of a veneer of respectability for multinational businesses like KFC and Coca Cola to come rolling in.Revolutions Are Built on Hope. That's Why I Believe Myanmar's Protesters Will Succeed|MiMi Aye|April 8, 2021|Time
Then and now, publicity and respectability were among the goals.Chula Vista PD’s Drone Program Opened a Revolving Door for Officers|Sofía Mejías Pascoe|April 5, 2021|Voice of San Diego
For this narrator, housekeeping is not about achieving respectability or impressing guests who drop by for tea, but a vital way to rejuvenate the world around us.‘Brood,’ a quiet meditation on the small stuff, makes for a perfect pandemic read|Jennifer Reese|March 5, 2021|Washington Post
Respectability awaits even iconoclasts if they stick around long enough.Prince Returns From the Wilderness and, Thankfully, Is as Restless as Ever|Keith Phipps|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Somehow, a bold and eccentric encampment gave heart to progressives at all levels of respectability.Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday|Jedediah Purdy|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or, to put this another way, the person who puts her hope in respectability is like the foolish man who built his house on sand.Bill O’Reilly to Blacks: Stop Listening to ‘Gangsta’ Music!|Jamelle Bouie|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Punk and hardcore were tools for having fun while resisting middle-class respectability.
He gave respectability to views totally alien to the democratic process.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.|Alex Haley|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soon they will grow to bourgeois respectability, a party of "practical" politics and "sound" morality.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
I need only specify Miss Ross and friend, name unknown—to assure you of the high respectability of the assemblage.Alone|Marion Harland
The members of this class have a large notion of the respectability of their individual pews and seats.
Before passing through the gate we expected to see a crowd bearing some outward semblance of respectability.
A cold tone of gentle-blooded, high-middle-class respectability prevails.