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Usage examples for approbation

  1. In endeavouring to excite various individuals to the same conduct in a particular case, we learn, that in one, we have to appeal only to his sense of duty,- in another, to his love of approbation while, on a third, nothing will make any impression except what bears upon his interest or his pleasure. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  2. Caroline buys little account books to keep a list of her expenses in, she buys a nice little piece of furniture to store her money in, she feeds Adolphe superbly, she is happy in his approbation she discovers that very many articles are needed in the house. – Petty Troubles of Married Life, Part First by Honore de Balzac
  3. When he had thus spoken, many expressed their approbation but some said, " We will weigh the matter." – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  4. Seeing which, Humphrey regarded him approvingly, and even went to the length of expressing his approbation in words. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  5. The approbation of those immediately concerned in the consequences is nothing to this author. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  6. " You are now engaged to marry Mr. Grey, with the consent and approbation of all your friends. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  7. The treaty of Paris upon the whole has his approbation – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  8. Provided our approbation and esteem for each other should continue, and increase, I will ask for no further delay, after we come to London. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. With the approbation of the First Consul, it shall name from its own members a perpetual secretary, who shall make one of the forty members of whom the class is composed. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  10. She smiled up at me in quest of approbation – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  11. But he was, notwithstanding, particularly honoured with his approbation – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  12. A general shout of approbation replied, " Yes!" – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  13. A general chorus of approbation followed or accompanied these leading voices. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, v1 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Edition: 10 Language: English
  14. In Elizabeth the approbation would probably be sincere. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  15. Engaged between 1899 and 1901 in the Boer War, she appreciated ever more strongly the need for the friendship of the United States, and she looked with cordial approbation upon the development of Secretary Hay's policy in China. – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  16. He expressed his thanks to the estates for this renewed proof of their confidence in his character, and this additional approbation of his course,- a sentiment which he was always ready " as a good patriot to justify by his most faithful service." – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. She has never quite met his approbation I know, and the least thing would set him against her. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  18. What one would expect is extreme modesty, in the half- educated or the ignorant, and self- approbation higher up in the scale, where it might more reasonably dwell. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  19. But Sir James Saumarez received no distinguished honour, as has been usual, for being second in command, although no one ever more highly deserved such a mark of approbation – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  20. In 1791 he was appointed Ambassador to the Court of St. Petersburg, where his conduct obtained the approbation of his own Prince and of the Empress of Russia. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
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