To see details on the word
please enable javascript.


Don’t grow dependent upon popular adulation. It comes and goes and reverses unexpectedly.
  much admiration and praise
 Mark word for later review on this computer
adulation adulatory adulate adulated
sometimes used to indicate excessive flattery
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
  • Don’t grow dependent upon popular adulation. It comes and goes and reverses unexpectedly.
  • ...waves and waves of adulation wash his pain away.
    Michael J. Farrand  --  Gibson’s 1988 Home Run
  • He had bought for himself out of all the wealth streaming through his fingers neither adulation nor love, neither splendour nor comfort.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Chance
  • Ender had won something better than the adulation of the passengers.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

  • Show more
  • They’re the objects of adulation and sympathy.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • More cheering, more adulation.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Even the humblest Party member is expected to be competent, industrious, and even intelligent within narrow limits, but it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The adulation that Trout was receiving, mindless and illiterate as it was, affected Trout like marijuana.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • "Yessuh, Mr. Morgan," Bigger said; his eyes filled with mock adulation and respect.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Despite the adulation of the guys at school, he felt as if there was some kind of distance between him and the fellows.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War

  • Show more again
  • Across the dying fire, Seth Clearwater - his eyes wide with adulation for the fraternity of tribal protectors - nodded his agreement.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • And so, well knowing that this woman, trained as she had been, deserved praise, even adulation, I was yet not able to utter it, trained as I had been.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Adoor Basi, the most popular, best-loved comedian in Malayalam cinema, had just arrived (Bombay–Cochin). Burdened with a number of small unmanageable packages and unabashed public adulation, he felt obliged to perform.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • No flames consumed his body, and the demons roared his name in adulation.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • I was still in love with her and now my adulation included everything she was that I no longer was:
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The adulation of my peers below has been a waste of hours.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He alone—with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying—he alone could justify what had to be done.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Her mouth was a tight little crescent, the petulant mouth of a child demanding adulation-on the spreading, pallid face of a woman past fifty.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The weird, implausible reception for Milo began at the airfield, where civilian laborers who recognized him halted in their duties respectfully to gaze at him with full expressions of controlled exuberance and adulation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The adulation of salaaming courtiers came to be sweet music to his ears.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • These two princes, unsought by any adulation or flattery of mine, of their own goodness alone, have taken it upon them to show me kindness and protect me, and in this I consider myself happier and richer than if Fortune had raised me to her greatest height in the ordinary way.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • In the middle, the Leader sat complacently, laying eggs, attending to the broadcasts, issuing directions or commanding executions, surrounded by a sea of adulation.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • His respect for Mike, in fact, bordered on adulation; he would talk to the Czech-born sergeant intimately and intelligently, as he would to no one else.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • And Paul really DID admire "Gipsy" wholeheartedly; in fact, his mother scarcely forgave the boy for the adulation with which he treated the girl.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • This is one instance of that adulation which we bestow on our own minds, and this almost universally.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Lavished with money and affection, loved to the point of adulation, how could I possibly have any complaints?
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • For hers was a temperament which required adulation in about the measure which Clyde provided it—sincere and romantic adulation.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Butneither adventure, adulation nor a happy second marriage ever banished the inner sadness and melancholy which seemed to some in 1856, now that political defeat approached, more evident than ever.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • In the latter half of the Depression, Seabiscuit was nothing short of a cultural icon in America, enjoying adulation so intense and broad-based that it transcended sport.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Accustomed as she was to adulation, the homely homage of Deerslayer had given her more true satisfaction, than she had ever yet received from the tongue of man.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • He was not even a Catholic, yet that was the only ghost of a code that he had, the gaudy, ritualistic, paradoxical Catholicism whose prophet was Chesterton, whose claqueurs were such reformed rakes of literature as Huysmans and Bourget, whose American sponsor was Ralph Adams Cram, with his adulation of thirteenth-century cathedrals—a Catholicism which Amory found convenient and ready-made, without priest or sacraments or sacrifice.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • …where benevolence took spasmodic forms, where charity was assumed as a regular uniform by loud professors and speculators in cheap notoriety, vehement in profession, restless and vain in action, servile in the last degree of meanness to the great, adulatory of one another, and intolerable to those who were anxious quietly to help the weak from failing rather than with a great deal of bluster and self-laudation to raise them up a little way when they were down, he plainly told us.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The two gentlemen having, by the greediness with which this little bait was swallowed, tested the extent of Mrs Wititterly’s appetite for adulation, proceeded to administer that commodity in very large doses, thus affording to Sir Mulberry Hawk an opportunity of pestering Miss Nickleby with questions and remarks, to which she was absolutely obliged to make some reply.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • She specialized in hip, brutal profiles of celebrities more accustomed to adulation.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • The doctor positively glows with the adulation.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • John Kennedy has the adulation of the crowds all to himself.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • She didn’t grudge Sister Mary Joseph Praise her adulation of Teresa.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • But his broad gray hat remains firmly in place as he acknowledges the adulation of his suffering men.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • No writer, whatever be his eminence, can escape from this tribute of adulation to his fellow-citizens.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The awards, the adulation.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • He maintained that the profound-est philosophy was that of a moron, and he could only have been led to that conclusion by self-adulation.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • But how could she have helped herself? I asked, imagining the sneers and the laughter, the adulation of the toadies, the scepticism of the professional poet.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Writing from Paris, Paine called Washington a creature of "grossest adulation," a man incapable of friendship, "a hypocrite in public life," apostate and impostor.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Helen was always crazy for glitter, adulation, fame.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • And once they got done counting their money, marketing the spinoffs, soaking up the adulation of others in the hacker community, they all came to the realization that what made this place a success was not the collision-avoidance algorithms or the bouncer daemons or any of that other stuff.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He, the uncouth object of such wide-spread adulation, the sitter at great men’s feasts, the roc’s egg of great ladies’ assemblies, the subduer of exclusiveness, the leveller of pride, the patron of patrons, the bargain-driver with a Minister for Lordships of the Circumlocution Office, the recipient of more acknowledgment within some ten or fifteen years, at most, than had been bestowed in England upon all peaceful public benefactors, and upon all the leaders of all the Arts and…
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always REASON RIGHT about the MEANS of promoting it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • But the people’s good sense would hate the adulator who pretends that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Adulation, being new in any form, pleased her.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Beginners How they are provided for upon the earth, (appearing at intervals,) How dear and dreadful they are to the earth, How they inure to themselves as much as to any—what a paradox appears their age, How people respond to them, yet know them not, How there is something relentless in their fate all times, How all times mischoose the objects of their adulation and reward, And how the same inexorable price must still be paid for the same great purchase.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   adulation [4]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Human Behavior, Sports
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading