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  • the book was released to great acclaim
  • They didn’t have someone like my dad to provide them with factoids about every movie playing on cable, or my mom to paraphrase entire life biographies of Hollywood’s most awarded and acclaimed actors.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Isaac Moritz, acclaimed author of six novels including The Remedy, which won the National Book Award, died Tuesday night.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • At one point in the distant past, it had been a Plymouth Acclaim, but there wasn’t much left to shout about.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • I’ve even prepared in case my Ozarks friends Jeff and Greta show up, nosing around for acclaim or cash.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • There’s this assumption among my family, Bryn, the rest of the band—well, at least there used to be among those guys—that I somehow deserve all this, that the acclaim and wealth is payback.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Montgomery has a beautiful park that houses the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, which brings nationally acclaimed playwrights and actors to Alabama to perform Shakespeare and modern theatrical productions.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Neither of them had ever sampled the acclaimed sweets of the market bakery.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I looked across the street at the National Storytelling Center, which was built a few years ago and brings Jonesborough a limited amount of national acclaim.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Teaching computer science to impoverished students in West Phoenix wasn’t going to make him rich—far from it—nor would it bring him much acclaim.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • Anything connected with violence, fighting, or the improvement of their skills as potential street fighters was always acclaimed by the boys.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • A short novel then, also acclaimed, having to do with my wartime experiences—a taut, searing book eviscerating the military in a tragicomedy of the absurd.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The next day was the deadline for Acclaim Comic Books’ "Create a Superhero" contest.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Jack started to protest but the clamor changed from the general wish for a chief to an election by acclaim of Ralph himself.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • And here, all the way from Egypt, our referee, acclaimed Chairwizard of the International Association of Quidditch, Hassan Mostafa!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • By 1932., the modest, mild-tempered Cunningham, whose legs and back were covered in a twisting mesh of scars, was becoming a national sensation, soon to be acclaimed as the greatest miler in American history.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Jack Torrance, acclaimed playwright and winner of the New York Critics Circle Award.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Now all as one acclaimed the king’s good pleasure, and each one sent a squire to bring his gifts.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • My good friend Scott Sherman, whom I met freshman year, now recalls me as "having a total lack of tact, and being universally acclaimed as the person quickest to offend someone he had just met."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The master’s wife called him the "Blessed Wolf," which name was taken up with acclaim and all the women called him the Blessed Wolf.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The fourth and fifth were too small and the sixth brought acclaim from everyone, induding Mother, who joined in the Gees, Goshes, and Look-at-thats!
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • -and do you think, for all your acclaimed psychopathic powers, that you could effectively use your weapon against our champion?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Not only did his contemporaries, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite—a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Instead of the Creator adored by its creature, you soon have merely a leader acclaimed by a partisan, and finally a distinguished character approved by a judicious historian.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • In the late 1990s, however, Cook County Hospital started a project that may one day earn the hospital as much acclaim as any of those earlier accomplishments.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • This was scant said but all cried with one acclaim nay, by our Virgin Mother, the wife should live and the babe to die.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Everywhere they touched he was acclaimed with honor, and it was one triumphal ovation after another for him in city after city until they finally doubled back through the Middle East and reached Cairo, where Milo cornered the market on cotton that no one else in the world wanted and brought himself promptly to the brink of ruin.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Plotinus came close to acclaiming Plato as the savior of humanity.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • These perfected diving suits, it was easy to see, were a far cry from such misshapen costumes as the cork breastplates, leather jumpers, seagoing tunics, barrel helmets, etc., invented and acclaimed in the 18th century.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The punishment consisted in being thrown into the water three times from the mainmast tree, and his comrades used to acclaim each belly-flopper with a cheer.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Even so the son of Telamon, magnificent Aias, whirled about and broke the clump of Trojans that had ringed Patroklos thinking now surely to drag away the body to their own town, and win acclaim for it.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Pilloried on the very place where, on the day before, he had been saluted, acclaimed, and proclaimed Pope and Prince of Fools, in the cortege of the Duke of Egypt, the King of Thunes, and the Emperor of Galilee!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Here are my pipes, and here are you two gentlemen who are baith acclaimed pipers.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • I would be cured of my condition, he would be acclaimed for a wonderful medical breakthrough.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • When everyone acclaimed Rene as a hero—his mother, the President, Time magazine, and audiences across the country—he believed them.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Jack Cardinal’s talents as a writer had brought him much critical acclaim, and very little money.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Why this "sign from heaven," which they so triumphantly acclaimed in company with Father Ferapont, and why did they believe they had gained the right to acclaim it?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • It was a great honor for Fort Hare to play host to a man acclaimed as a world statesman.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • After the meal the job was mine by general acclaim.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • He had been acclaimed as the first President of the Independent Republic of Texas, a Member of her Congress, and President again before the admission of Texas into the Union as a state.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Ah, what a high and noble appreciation of Gentlewomanhood there must have been in Vanity Fair, when that revered and august being was invested, by the universal acclaim of the refined and educated portion of this empire, with the title of Premier Gentilhomme of his Kingdom.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • But most of all, he thought of Garrow and wished his uncle were still alive to see his only son acclaimed a hero by the villagers and the Varden alike and to see him take Katrina’s hand and finally become a man in full.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He loved poetry—science was merely an acquisition, which he laid aside when unobserved like his European dress—and this evening he longed to compose a new song which should be acclaimed by multitudes and even sung in the fields.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • I knew, from reading about it, that it was about as Southern as a snowmobile, a pretentious city striving for some kind of ridiculous national or international acclaim, or—as one native son once said—just a lot of really nice conventions.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • He progressed so quickly, the teacher advised him to take private lessons from a student of the acclaimed Homer Mensch, who was living in Flushing, New York, at the time.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • He became a professor in Geneva (where there are no demonstrations), and in a burst of abnegation (in womanless, paradeless solitude) he published several scholarly books, all of which received considerable acclaim.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Back from pursuit thy Powers with loud acclaim Thee only extolled, Son of thy Father’s might, To execute fierce vengeance on his foes, Not so on Man: Him through their malice fallen, Father of mercy and grace, thou didst not doom So strictly, but much more to pity incline: No sooner did thy dear and only Son Perceive thee purposed not to doom frail Man So strictly, but much more to pity inclined, He to appease thy wrath, and end the strife Of mercy and justice in thy face discerned,
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The snakes and birds and the divinities of the woods and fields did him homage with flowers and celestial perfumes, heavenly choirs poured forth music, the ten thousand worlds were filled with perfumes, garlands, harmonies, and shouts of acclaim; for he was on his way to the great Tree of Enlightenment, the Bo Tree, under which he was to redeem the universe.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Human as it was from this point of view, it belonged, none the less, to an order of supernatural creatures whom we have never seen, but whom, in spite of that, we recognise and acclaim with rapture when some explorer of the unseen contrives to coax one forth, to bring it down from that divine world to which he has access to shine for a brief moment in the firmament of ours.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • You’re one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of the decade.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
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