acceptable face

acceptable face

- The positive or reasonable side of something.
See also related terms for positive.
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In Scotland, the seemingly acceptable face of Conservatism must now be dreading what comes next.
Apple had been the acceptable face of digital distribution since the turn of the millennium: It created the 99-cent iTunes download, invented the iPod to play it on, and convinced history's most bankable artists such as the Beatles to join.
Now, Beijing is believed to be desperately searching for a replacement, and an acceptable face, to front its agenda at the WBF.
A fitting image to end England's World Cup summer one in which a bunch of likeable, young men smiled the acceptable face of patriotism.
From the size of one's beard to the kind of acceptable face veil that women should adorn, there were norms that dictated people's lives and existence.
A source said that Rupani is an acceptable face of the party and under his leadership the BJP has done well, especially in his home district constituencies.
While the party was bogged down by problems like finding a credible, acceptable face as the chief ministerial candidate to take on Mayawati of BSP and Akhilesh Yadav of the SP, the public sentiment around the surgical strikes and the discourse of nationalism that it has stoked have made this easier for the BJP.
Matthew Stewart contends that "the principal architect of the radical political philosophy that achieves its ultimate expression in the American Republic" is Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza and that "Locke is its acceptable face. So-called Lockean liberalism is really just Spinozistic radicalism adapted to the limitations of the common understanding of things" (147-148).
Global Banking News-July 3, 2015--Thai junta wants acceptable face as new governor
But from his place in the celestial directors' box, he suspects Sir Tom Finney might be looking down at the acceptable face of graffiti.
This is a blow to the reputation of a club who had come to represent the acceptable face of professional football in Europe - passionate fans, a great heritage and a team which played sublime football - when so many other clubs were mired in one kind of scandal or another.

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