The suggestion was officially dismissed as "absurd," yet it has since gained new respectability.
Since 1949 these art forms have gained new respectability.
They marked a watershed in Persian culture, following which music and musicians gained respectability.
In recent years television movies have begun to gain respectability as vehicles for actors of both sexes.
Cicero suggested that in order to gain respectability a merchant should buy land.
In the late 1850s he seems to have wanted to break away from his business career into more intellectual pursuits in order to gain respectability.
In it she spent more than forty years, enjoying the ever-growing success and gaining respectability among the theatre community.
"We gained respectability and came too far to let it go."
The visitors proved too strong but the Warriors gained respectability in the score of 20-36.
These were seen as efforts to gain "scientific respectability".