Only now, as you speak, I understand that I was really only seeking your approbation for my sincerity when I told you I could not endure ingratitude.
If you have been talking to me so sincerely, simply to gain approbation for your frankness, as you did from me just now, then of course you will not attain to anything in the achievement of real love; it will all get no further than dreams, and your whole life will slip away like a phantom.
But at these words the President pulled him up, too, and Fetyukovitch concluded his speech with a bow, amid a hum of approbation in the court.
You’ve expressed all that so well, Dmitri Fyodorovitch," Nikolay Parfenovitch answered with dignified 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.