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The very best sort; a most estimable fellow,—one of a thousand.

Besides, the majority of the clergy were most estimable men.

He was a man of my own class; a gentleman of pleasant ways, amiable, estimable, and able.

Have you not, father, said in the past that he was an estimable young man?

She was a most kind, estimable woman, and he admired her for her noble character.

How dared she feel the touch of so estimable a man to be so hateful?

Their culture is different from anything else, and yet it is most estimable and refined.

Someone else must attend to Miss Verona's estimable aunt—positively!

And what do the wives of our estimable M.P.'s think of all this?

Daggett is anything but dull and inoffensive, and if he can play that estimable rôle——!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French estimable and directly from Latin aestimabilis "valuable, estimable," from aestimare (see esteem (v.)).

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