Example sentences for: acceptable

How can you use “acceptable” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • There are only two acceptable accents for a contemporary American leader--Sincere Southern (favored by Bill Clinton and every other pol who's ever lived south of New York) and Flat Corporate (preferred by CEOs).

  • While comparisons between a wild type and a mutant that has been subjected to six or seven backcrosses are generally considered acceptable, there is still a small risk of linkage drag, creating the possibility that genes linked to the brown midrib genes are affecting the development.

  • The last scoring function, HSP quality score, assigns a score of 20 for HSPs 11-18 nucleotides long without mismatches, and 10 for all other HSPs with an acceptable number of mismatches (no mismatches allowed for HSPs < 11 nucleotides; one mismatch allowed for HSPs up to 18 nucleotides; one mismatch per 50 nucleotides allowed for HSPs > 18 nucleotides).

  • Considering Michael Kinsley's defense in the "Politicians and Privacy" dialogue, I would add that although I do not find invasions of privacy acceptable, people do wish to know something about the relationship between the individual and his or her work.

  • But to go back to the beginning, I think it is agreed that euphemism is the deliberate substitution of a socially acceptable, or “laundered” term for one that is considered taboo (for any reason at all--because it is inappropriate to a given situation, irreligious, antireligious, deprecatory, insulting, impolite, indecorous, subversive, unpatriotic, slanderous, prejudicial, and so forth).


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