One night when Miss Murdstone had been developing certain household plans to her brother, of which he signified his approbation, my mother suddenly began to cry, and said she thought she might have been consulted.
’You are a very remarkable man, Dick!’ said my aunt, with an air of unqualified approbation; ’and never pretend to be anything else, for I know better!’
He sneaked back into his cell, amidst a little chorus of approbation; and both Traddles and I experienced a great relief when he was locked in.
’Ambition, love of approbation, sympathy, and much more, I suppose?
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She is not motivated by popular approbation.
The women were good and commonplace people, and did their duty, and had their reward in clear consciences and the community’s approbation.