Usage examples for ovation

  1. There was a constant passage of vehicles Stormward in the fortnight she remained there, ranging from humble farm- wagons to luxurious limousines; for not only her neighbors shared in the ovation, but people from her girlhood's home recalled the old- time friendship, and made haste to renew it. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  2. When the espada finally performs his courageous feat under such conditions, he obtains such an ovation as his skill deserves. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  3. He visited Hannibal and lectured there, receiving an ovation that would have satisfied even Tom Sawyer. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  4. Thus the Rougons' hour had arrived; the new town almost gave them an ovation on the day when the tree of Liberty, planted on the square before the Sub- Prefecture, was sawed down. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  5. On Sunday, when we drove home from High Mass, you got an ovation while the King's carriage passed almost unnoticed. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  6. The animal, not at all disturbed by the singular character of the ovation, moved forward at a methodical pace, whilst the major, judging from his extreme good humor, was not a little delighted at the honors he imagined were being showered upon him. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  7. At every port where the fleet touched she received a sad but an imposing ovation. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  8. When the play was done, the ovation broke out again, and the author once more appeared. – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  9. What a welcome there, a veritable ovation! – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  10. The performance received an ovation. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  11. The flight of Gus had caused very many to believe he really was the guilty party, although no one could guess how he gained possession of the money, and the walk to Mrs. Byram's was something like an ovation. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  12. The passengers on his ship discussed the story of Lafayette's attempted rescue through the entire six weeks of the voyage, and they never dreamed that their quiet young fellow- passenger was one of the rescuers until he received an ovation on landing. – Lafayette by Martha Foote Crow
  13. Simply bowing in response to the ovation, he left the theatre gloomy and despondent, and took his homeward way in silence. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  14. His progress from San Francisco eastward had been such an ovation as is only accorded to sovereignty. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  15. The meeting forgot that an ex- Cabinet Minister had been speaking for more than an hour, and remembered only that the present speaker was lifting them into a higher realm of thought, and presently, when he sat down, the audience rose en masse, and gave him an ovation. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  16. M. de Tocqueville paid his promised visit to England in June, and was received with a perfect ovation. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  17. They're giving him the ovation of his life! – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  18. Immediately the daily ovation began, and each of the three persons began to worship the baby in an especial way. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford