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Commendable Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    commendable adj : worthy of high praise; "applaudable efforts to save the environment"; "a commendable sense of purpose"; "laudable motives of improving housing conditions"; "a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence" [syn: applaudable, laudable, praiseworthy] adv : in an admirable manner; "the children's responses were admirably normal" [syn: admirably, laudably, praiseworthily]
Commendable Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Commendable \Com*mend"a*ble\, a. Note: (Formerly accented on the first syllable.) [L. commendabilis.] Worthy of being commended or praised; laudable; praiseworthy. Order and decent ceremonies in the church are not only comely but commendable. --Bacon. -- Com*mend"a*ble*ness, n. -- Com*mend"a*bly, adv.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Commendable'

Commendable (foaled 1997 in Kentucky) is a retired American Thoroughbred racehorse, best known for his victory in the 2000 Belmont Stakes.

Prior to the Belmont Stakes, Commendable had earned $88,470 in seven races and his only win had been back in August 1999 when he won a Del Mar maiden race for two-year-olds. In the Kentucky Derby he finished seventeenth in a nineteen-horse field after which his handlers chose not to run him in the Preakness Stakes.

Commendable's career also featured a second place finish in the Super Derby and a third place finish in the Travers Stakes.

He was retired to stud duty at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Kentucky where he remained until 2005 when he was sent to a government-owned horse breeding operation in South Korea.

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* Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values. - Willa Sibert Cather

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