Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a commendable or praiseworthy manner.

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  • adverb In a commendable manner.

Etymologies

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commendable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Give me more of the commendably economical Barry and Virginia, my woman of the tournament so far, notwithstanding anyone in row four.

    Cleavage shots give a lift to Andy Murray's patriot games | Martin Kelner

  • Hugh Jackman commendably steals the show as Wolverine or Logan though, and once again proves that he is perfect for the role of the ferocious Wolverine.

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  • The Governor commendably refused to raise income or sales tax rates, and—with the help of Senate Republicans—even fought off his state's compulsive class warriors: His budget will allow a "temporary" income tax surcharge on the wealthy to expire.

    The Cuomo Half-Step

  • Todt's rival for the Presidency, Ari Vatanen commendably responded to Mosley's letter by pointing out that: Jean Todt represents the old era, and it's not right that Max wants to impose a new leader, and that he uses the power of the federation to support his campaign.

    Jean Toad and swimming in space-time

  • Even if they follow their own high standards in commendably preposterous music videos, there's surely little that can rescue this wet cod-Zep funk of the middling sort.

    This week's new singles reviews

  • In fairness, this government is commendably active in its search for a solution to the 120,000 families that cost the taxpayer £4bn a year via a multiplicity of problems and ineffectual professional help.

    Remember your 'family-friendly' pledge, Mr Cameron | Observer editorial

  • On it, they outline practices that might be pilloried on Fox News itself: the energy efficiency of their printing facilities, the new solar power installation at Dow Jones and, most commendably, becoming the first global media company to become carbon neutral.

    Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: In Defense of Progress: Pushing Back the Ideologues

  • On it, they outline practices that might be pilloried on Fox News itself: the energy efficiency of their printing facilities, the new solar power installation at Dow Jones and, most commendably, becoming the first global media company to become carbon neutral.

    Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: In Defense of Progress: Pushing Back the Ideologues

  • Credit where it is due, and those of us who suspected Newcastle might be about to crack after losing their unbeaten record to Manchester City were confounded by a commendably gutsy performance epitomised by Steven Taylor's body-on-the-line heroics.

    Manchester United lose killer instinct while Dimitar Berbatov waits

  • In the climate of tabloid bloodlust and hyperbole, whooping and cheering, such restraint does seem commendably brave.

    Hugh Muir's diary

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