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Critics say forest preservation is laudable but, without planting more trees, doesn’t help meet the state’s expressed goal of “no net loss” to the overall canopy.
First, while the goals of stakeholder capitalism—such as fairer wages, lesser income inequality, and smaller carbon footprint—are laudable, they are not, in and of themselves, the stuff of antitrust.
It is a very laudable spirit on the part of a dying man to wish to—ah—perpetuate these old English names.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
The laudable aim of America to convert the Filipino into an American in action and sentiment will probably never be realized.
"That is very kind of you, but I fancy it is rather late to form so laudable a resolve," the officer said in his sarcastic voice.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
One American house makes a laudable attempt at a more exact terminology by calling the killed cultures of bacteria bacterins.
THE TREATMENT OF HAY FEVERGEORGE FREDERICK LAIDLAW
Then the sovereign is an impious wretch, a heretic; his destruction is laudable; heaven rejoices in his overthrow.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
In a minute every man was on deck, and at his station; many of them, however, tumbling down in their laudable hurry to tumble up.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
The wholesome balance between self-respect and a laudable desire for the esteem of men was plainly unimpaired.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
Where Paul was bold, Macaulay exhibited a laudable desire to do his duty.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD

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