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Acceptableness  n.  The quality of being acceptable, or suitable to be favorably received; acceptability.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Acceptableness" Quotes from Famous Books

... Omer Khayyam. And they are certainly much in the right in so doing. The sterling merits of the Persian original are preserved with striking fidelity in the English version of the poem, which, for the rest, has gone far to prove that the acceptableness among us of Oriental poetry may depend very largely on the skill with which it is transplanted into our language. The translator of the Rubaiyat is Mr. Edward FitzGerald, of Woodbridge in Suffolk. Mr. FitzGerald's ancient family ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, - No. 86, February, 1875 • Various

... calculation nor hearsay,—be it the most subtle of calculations, or the wisest of sayings,—may be allowed to come between the universe, and the witness which art bears to its visible nature. The whole value of that witness depends on its being eye-witness; the whole genuineness, acceptableness, and dominion of it depend on the personal assurance of the man who utters it. All its victory depends on the veracity of ...
— The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3) • John Ruskin

... lessons which we are taught on the great Festival which we this day celebrate, lowliness and joy. This surely is a day, of all others, in which is set before us the heavenly excellence and the acceptableness in God's sight of that state which most men have, or may have, allotted to them, humble or private life, and cheerfulness in it. If we consult the writings of historians, philosophers, and poets of this ...
— Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII (of 8) • John Henry Newman

Words linked to "Acceptableness" :   satisfactoriness, unacceptability, palatableness, acceptable, palatability, acceptability

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