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"Sir," said the Most Respectable Citizen, austerely, "were you not once in the State Senate?"
He looked in amazement at two respectable strangers, and faintly articulated, "What does it mean?" The two respectable strangers looked back, and said, "Exactly the question we were going to ask YOU."
But in that quality, as in every other he possessed, he only seemed to be the more respectable. Even the fact that no one knew his Christian name, seemed to form a part of his respectability.
"You can always put up with 'em," opined the respectable seaman judicially.
It had absolutely taken me almost as long to manufacture a half-a-crown feloniously as it takes a respectable man to make it honestly.
The son, a steady respectable young man, was amply provided for by the fortune of his mother, which had been large, and half of which devolved on him on his coming of age.
It is considered a disgrace to any State that legislation should have to enforce what ought to be, and is in every respectable female, a natural instinct.
One of the largest creditors was the respectable firm of B.
It's only rascals who have to be buried to get respectable. Honest folks like you and me can live our time out--and live together.
Cut & Comeagain, and set up in the Eye-Sore line by myself -- one of the most lucrative, respectable, and independent of the ordinary occupations.
In this respect the House was much on a par with the Country; which did very often disinherit its sons for suggesting improvements in laws and customs that had long been highly objectionable, but were only the more respectable.
His relatives were respectable people settled in the town-- they had always treated Mrs.