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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • A general murmur of approbation showed that the narrator had faithfully detailed their misfortunes and sufferings.
  • "Excellency," said Pastrini, "I am delighted to have your approbation, but it was not for that I came."
  • "I assure your excellency," said he, "that at least it shall be my study to merit your approbation in all things, and I will take M. Ali as my model."
  • In order to render an act valid, I must be certain of the approbation or disapprobation of my client.
  • "What?" said the count, the approbation of whose eye Villefort had frequently solicited during this speech.
  • "This communication," continued the procureur, in that cold and decisive tone which seemed at once to preclude all discussion, "will, we are sure, meet with your approbation."
  • It had been agreed that the old man should express his approbation by closing his eyes, his refusal by winking them several times, and if he had some desire or feeling to express, he raised them to heaven.
  • A murmur of approbation ran through the assembly; and at this moment, Albert, had nothing more transpired, your father’s cause had been gained.
  • Nothing shall be done without the full approbation of Albert de Morcerf.
  • Now I cannot be sure of the approbation or disapprobation of a client who cannot speak, and as the object of his desire or his repugnance cannot be clearly proved to me, on account of his want of speech, my services here would be quite useless, and cannot be legally exercised.
  • Monte Cristo descended into the courtyard, walked all over the house, without giving any sign of approbation or pleasure, until he entered his bedroom, situated on the opposite side to the closed room; then he approached a little piece of furniture, made of rosewood, which he had noticed at a previous visit.
  • But one thing I can tell you, of which I do not think you are aware; that is, that I have always been opposed to this marriage, and that the contract was entered into entirely without my consent or approbation.

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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.
    Twain, Mark  --  Pudd’n’head Wilson

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