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a respectable citizen
She continues to lead a respectable life.
He makes his living in a perfectly respectable trade.
a highly respectable £15 million
I took a very respectable 3 hours 57 minutes to run the marathon.
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a part of the Internet that cannot be accessed with conventional browsers or search tools, often used for illegal activity
a Mexican hat for men that is tall and has a very wide brim
a person who avoids using modern technologies like e-mail or the Internet
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Definition of respectable from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.