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The idea of challenge trials has gained momentum as the pathogen has spread around the world, sparking a debate over what kind of sacrifice is acceptable and the benefits the tests could bring.

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I know people are frustrated and they have a right to peacefully protest, but violence is never acceptable.

If data collection ends before 99% completeness is met in every state, the Bureau will not achieve what it views as an acceptable level of accuracy and completeness.

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Social change, the justice argued, began at the state level and that’s what made it broadly acceptable.

This association existed at all levels of HAPs exposure, including levels that the EPA deems acceptable.

The most notorious states are Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where death is an acceptable legal remedy.

Anger often manifests in withholders as another self-destructive but more socially acceptable feeling or behavior, like anxiety.

Yet according to Hamilton, “it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”

How does the world owe you a private car, priced as you deem acceptable, that didn't exist five years ago?

To be fair, Ma provided the only safe answer to that question, if “safe” means acceptable to the Chinese Communist Party.

There wanted but a month to the acceptable season when claims upon the house poured in which could not be put off.

Divine Providence is about to place independence within our reach, in a manner most acceptable to a free and independent people.

There is no exercise that would be acceptable to God, that should not come within the range of a promise made in such a service.

The saints of God alone can render acceptable obedience; but all are commanded to obey.

Under these circumstances, Louis was compelled to dismiss his ministry and to call in another more acceptable to the people.


On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acceptable, such as: adequate, common, decent, fair, respectable, and sufficient.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.