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Deserving commendation; praiseworthy.

laud′a·bil′i·ty, laud′a·ble·ness n.
laud′a·bly adv.
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Adv.1.laudably - in an admirable mannerlaudably - in an admirable manner; "the children's responses were admirably normal"
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[ˈlɔːdəblɪ] ADVde modo loable
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advlobenswerterweise; laudably unselfish remarkslobenswert selbstlose Worte pl
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(ˈloːdəbl) adjective
worthy of being praised. a laudable effort.
ˈlaudably adverb
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References in classic literature ?
It was natural for four reasons: firstly, because Mrs Quilp being a young woman and notoriously under the dominion of her husband ought to be excited to rebel; secondly, because Mrs Quilp's parent was known to be laudably shrewish in her disposition and inclined to resist male authority; thirdly, because each visitor wished to show for herself how superior she was in this respect to the generality of her sex; and forthly, because the company being accustomed to acandalise each other in pairs, were deprived of their usual subject of conversation now that they were all assembled in close friendship, and had consequently no better employment than to attack the common enemy.
It is true that he was flagrantly in the wrong, his victim as laudably in the right.
Do they yield so laudably to the vast and cumulative influence of such enterprise and such renown; do those little rills become absorbed so quietly and easily, and, as it were by the influence of natural laws, so beautifully, in the swoop of the majestic stream as it flows upon its wondrous way enriching the surrounding lands; that their course is perfectly to be calculated, and distinctly to be predicated?'
The very part of the document to which Bishop De Roo refers also explains that priestly celibacy is recommended by Christ and highly esteemed by the church; that it has been "freely accepted and laudably observed by many Christians down through the centuries as well as in our own time," even though it is "not demanded of the priesthood by its nature."
He has a laudably broad outlook on all things musical as he once said: I gravitated towards things I grew up with, like hymns and punk, and to other things that somehow seemed to me to be full of the same vibrancy and intensity, I never saw it as strange that I was listening to avant-garde classical music and traditional American folk, and playing punk rock, and studying South Indian classical music.
Pic's ambition to fuse early Richard Linklater and an Afterschool Special--with liberal doses of pot smoking--is laudably eccentric, but writer-director Tenney Fairchild's handling of a slackers vs.
Less laudably, and despite their protests of objectivity, their analysis is bogged down by their assumptions about how much our Government can, and should do.
A number, very laudably, will accept donations for various charities and not only do people enjoy the spectacle but others, in need, benefit too.
This laudably unpretentious and accessible book provides a useful new slant on the Victorian novel and would be helpful to anyone studying or teaching in this area.
Sonorites's handsome cover, featuring an exquisite ivory-handled silver kris, is the foretaste of a delightful (and laudably affordable) collection.
The Government has so far been laudably transparent in detailing where the axe is falling.
Richard Hannon's three-year-old has been laudably efficient this term and can carry on the good work in the Racing UK pounds 12.99 Per Month Handicap.