Usage examples for ovation

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Great was the ovation that greeted this signal success of the unpopular Dominican; the President fulfilled to the letter all the promises and assurances which Las Casas had given Enrique in the Emperor's name, so that from their most obstinate enemy, this cacique became the most loyal friend of the Spaniards. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  6. 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
  7. They're giving him the ovation of his life! – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  8. 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
  9. What a welcome there, a veritable ovation! – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. At the first performance of " The Cherry Orchard" on the 17th of January, they gave me an ovation, so lavish, warm, and really so unexpected, that I can't get over it even now.... – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  13. When the play was done, the ovation broke out again, and the author once more appeared. – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  14. The performance received an ovation. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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