- respectability politics,
Origin of respectable
Examples from the Web for respectable
Again, the reasoning sounds, well, reasonable, and is sourced to a respectable organization, the Samaritans.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Quotes like these suggest myriad reasons for respectable mainstream culture to write off Coffman as one more failed American.
In the respectable guise of religious liberty, the zombie-like Culture War soldiers on.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite performing in a respectable amount of sketches for a SNL freshman throughout the season, her contract was not renewed.The Casual Genius of Jenny Slate: ‘Marcel the Shell,’ ‘Obvious Child,’ and the Ghost of ‘SNL’|Kevin Fallon|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For decades, this served as a respectable front for the biggest fencing operation in the history of the country.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Good sense, a respectable education, and a pure heart, are the great requisitions.The Young Maiden|A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
M. Talleyrand was enjoying his rubber, when the conversation turned on the recent union of an elderly lady of respectable rank.
For be it known that they house "respectable" people only, those that have limited families and can pay a high rental.London's Underworld|Thomas Holmes
Kentucky has failed to produce and maintain a respectable literary magazine for any considerable length of time.Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2|John Wilson Townsend
It is a melancholy result of civilization that the “most respectable women are the most oppressed.”Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell