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Acce'ptably. adv. [from acceptable.] In an acceptable manner; so as to please; with the particle to. For the accent, see Acceptable.

Do not omit thy prayers, for want of a good oratory; for he that prayeth upon God's account, cares not what he suffers, so he be the friend of Christ; nor where nor when he prays, so he may do it frequently, fervently, and acceptably. Taylor's Guide to Devotion.

If you can teach them to love and respect other people, they will, as your age requires it, find ways to express it acceptably to every one. Locke on Education, § 145.

Sources: Locke, John (269) · Taylor, Jeremy (57)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acceptably." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 31, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1469.


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