from The Century Dictionary.
- Reputably; with credit; without disgrace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a creditable manner; reputably; with credit.
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- adverb In a
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- adverb to a tolerably worthy extent
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The last Lord Lomond bore the name creditably enough.
Each one of us has one great task sufficient to absorb all our energies if we performed it creditably, which is to bring the average of our conduct up so that our best moments may not be used against us as an evidence of hypocrisy.
They think that party acts most creditably, which is the first to propose terms of peace; that it is disgraceful to be anticipated in so doing; and that it is scandalous and detestable to refuse peace to those who ask for it, even though the latter should have been the aggressors: all the neighboring people unite in destroying such refusers of peace as impious and abominable.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803 — Volume 01 of 55 1493-1529 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century
"sent him elsewhere to talk other folks to death" -- to the State House, where he served several terms creditably, but was mainly the fund of jollity to the lobby and the chartered jester of the lawmakers.
Waters, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, is accused of violating a House rule that requires members to behave in a way that reflects "creditably" on the chamber.
Aitken Spence Managing Director J M S Brito said the group ended the year on a "positive note" with its major sectors performing "creditably" amidst the global turmoil.
The OCE has countered that House rules bar members of Congress from any activity that does not reflect "creditably" on the House, and have previously warned members to avoid an "appearance of a conflict of interest," according to the seven-page response sent Tuesday.
IPS says Sri Lanka has been growing "creditably" during 2005-2007 but "growth has also been accompanied by a weakening of macroeconomic stability."
He must be a man, I say, able to use a small-sword creditably, who knows one end of a horse from another, who can win well but lose better, who can follow the hounds over the roughest country and not fall sick for a trifle of mud, nor fret a week over a splashed coat -- in a word, he must be a man, sir. "
Meanwhile his fellow citizens stupidly tired of this Merry Andrew ” they “sent him elsewhere to talk other folks to death” ” to the State House, where he served several terms creditably, but was mainly the fund of jollity to the lobby and the chartered jester of the lawmakers.