- respectability politics,
Origin of respectful
Examples from the Web for respectful
What I appreciate is, they are respectful of the democratic process.
Schieffer, by contrast, was more magnanimous and respectful.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer|Lloyd Grove|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you think of yourself as more than a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal, you can stand up and be respectful.
Ibrahim made clear to Deputy Dennis Meyer that his daughter was a respectful and dutiful girl of Sudanese extraction.
Does it become romantic because of the need for power, or does it always stay at a respectful distance?‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More|Kevin Fallon|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sarcastic compliments upon his generosity, replied to by as sincere expressions of respectful friendship.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune|Charles James Lever
The look of pity quickly faded from his eyes, giving place to the same mask of respectful deference.The Tangled Skein|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
In my demeanour I was always sedate and respectful—full of humility, and self-accusation.The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat
The Municipal Commission watched those big tears with most respectful admiration.The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola
Respectful of, or indifferent to, the question of national territories, from the first moment it forbade conquest.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine