After further discussion, and several drafts, a declaration of conditional acceptance was settled on as an appropriate form of words.
I show one clean acceptance," he said, "two conditional acceptances subject to further tests, two more to be continued with sponsored research grants.
"They're relevant to me," Quinn muttered, but she gave him a small nod, conditional acceptance of this assurance of privacy.
"All right, Doctor," she said, with an intonation that conveyed at least a conditional acceptance of what he'd told her.
Hence, the most we could say in support of deterrence was "conditional acceptance."
A very different analysis of the nuclear relationship finds justification of deterrence policy - even conditional acceptance - a mistaken view of what exists.
But pointing that out would amount to a conditional acceptance of a rare gesture.
There has been debate ever since about whether Staunton's letter and article should be regarded as a polite refusal or a conditional acceptance of the challenge.
But the offer, like Mr. Netanyahu's conditional acceptance of it, was double-edged.
Dhrun had long been invited to Prince Cassander's birthday celebration and had returned a conditional acceptance.