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The cops had come up short, unable to find the two men in a sea of several hundred thousand law-abiding people.

Most Muslims, like most people everywhere, are peaceable and law-abiding.

The majority of these people are hardworking, law-abiding citizens who believe in strong family values.

She makes bold statements that IQ, law-abiding or -breaking tendencies and political alignment are all genetically determined.

I completely support the right of law-abiding citizens to own and use guns for sport and self-protection.

Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.

To be law-abiding means to acquiesce, if not directly participate, in that conspiracy.

They're bipeds—lizardoid rather than humanoid—and are a fairly intelligent and law-abiding lot.

They seemed to him, both for their possessions and their law-abiding disposition, to be worthy of baronies at least.

If the 'big ones' were as law-abiding as the 'little ones' there would be little need for criminal courts and jails.


On this page you'll find 336 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to law-abiding, such as: authentic, conscientious, decent, equitable, fair, and forthright.

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