He carried himself well in civil life and was of irreproachable private conduct.
Clay's quick intelligence and sympathy, and his irreproachable conduct in youth, explain his precocious prominence in public affairs.
His personal morality was irreproachable, except that he inherited the Plantagenet taste for crooked courses and dissimulation in political affairs; even in this respect the king's reputation has suffered unduly at the hands of Matthew Paris, whose literary skill is only equalled by his malice.
If one accepts this twofold aim all Rostopchin's actions appear irreproachable.
He was nevertheless a man of respectable abilities, of an irreproachable private character, and a good speaker.