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The audience loved the performance and called for one encore after another.
  an extra or repeated performance — especially of music given in response to audience demand
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At the end of a musical performance, an audience will sometimes shout "encore! encore!" to encourage the performance of another piece of music. The term may also refer to a performance by an artist who follows a successful run with a return at a later time.

Finally, "encore" may be used to describe what anyone will do after they have done something well. For example, "The President has been very successful in his first term, but what will he do for an encore?"
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  • The audience loved the performance and called for one encore after another.
  • The President has been very successful in his first term, but what will he do for an encore?
  • No return engagements. No encore.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Outside our door, a rock concert was demanding its encore: Amy!
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • "Well, that’s good, because I’m not sure I have an encore in me.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Scrawled there in Liz’s block lettering is the last song before we leave for the inevitable encore.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • There was thunderous laughter and applause from the majority of the audience, who called for an encore.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Y a encore bien, bien des blancs cote-quila.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • So don’t ask for an encore."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "Unless you’re contemplating an encore performance for the edification of Mrs. Baird," I suggested, "you’d better get dressed.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • We want a little something to answer encores with, anyway.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Then laugh aloud, and cry encore!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I would step outside, Holly would go into an endless encore, the sun going down, and we would dance with the dogs—all of us together.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I felt prouder than you did when it was encored.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Give me a line, I’ll give you an encore.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • That’s the end in the beginning and there’s no encore.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • "Pas encore," said Miss Ferguson.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • If it means bringing Misery back for an encore, you’ll do it.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • The little Chinese girl sat down also to play an encore of "Anitra’s Dance" by Grieg.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Revenez vers dix heures, encore mieux demain.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It was an elegant room filled with celebrities excitedly focused on the sensational new star rendering his famous, backed-by-violins version of "I’ll Be Seeing You" and encoring with his latest self-composed ballad: Every April flights of parrots Fly overhead, red and green, Green and tangerine.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He was standing again well dressed, smiling, good-natured, the recipient of encores for a good story.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • with encores GUIL smashes the PLAYER across the face.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Pas encore.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Otherwise he would be encoring it every time we had a good subject, and that would be inconvenient, because I hadn’t any more bombs along.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Il faisait encore un crepuscule.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Scarlett was much pleased with herself, for not only had she and Melanie rendered a touching duet, "When the Dew Is on the Blossom," followed as an encore by the more sprightly "Oh, Lawd, Ladies, Don’t Mind Stephen!" but she had also been chosen to represent the Spirit of the Confederacy in the last tableau.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "More, more!" said Lucy, when the duet had been encored.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • She received another enthusiastic encore.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • He told too of how the top gallery of the old Royal used to be packed night after night, of how one night an Italian tenor had sung five encores to Let me like a Soldier fall, introducing a high C every time, and of how the gallery boys would sometimes in their enthusiasm unyoke the horses from the carriage of some great prima donna and pull her themselves through the streets to her hotel.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • And so, between operatic encores and Neapolitan serenades, his creative talent and his invincible entrepreneurial spirit made him the hero of river navigation during the time of its greatest splendor.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The audience demanded an encore.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • At the end of the program the show lengthened out into an informal series of encores which Sieveking bestowed, very amiably, I thought, upon a few enthusiasts grouped round the piano.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • An encore would be nice.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • "Let’s try to make them encore," she said, applauding.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Then he came back for his encore.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • But none of the freaks ever came back to do an encore.
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • Bien encore.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • As encore to "An Old Sweetheart of Mine," she gave a peculiarly optimistic poem regarding the value of smiles.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • As a valentine to the appreciative crowd, Ma and Ax encore with a selection from Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words, then take their bows.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Even Miss M. Melvilleson, in the revived Caledonian melody of "We’re a-Nodding," points the sentiment that "the dogs love broo" (whatever the nature of that refreshment may be) with such archness and such a turn of the head towards next door that she is immediately understood to mean Mr. Smallweed loves to find money, and is nightly honoured with a double encore.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The boy who writes the lyrics stands in the corner, biting a pencil, with twenty minutes to think of an encore; the business manager argues with the secretary as to how much money can be spent on "those damn milkmaid costumes"; the old graduate, president in ninety-eight, perches on a box and thinks how much simpler it was in his day.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Now it happened that this song, then in the height of the fashion, had been given to the young ladies by a young friend of theirs, whose name was on the title, and Miss Swartz, having concluded the ditty with George’s applause (for he remembered that it was a favourite of Amelia’s), was hoping for an encore perhaps, and fiddling with the leaves of the music, when her eye fell upon the title, and she saw "Amelia Sedley" written in the comer.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • They look the other way when there are-encore, Francois?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He turned his head gently back toward the stage, where an encore was being played.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • He turned his head gently back toward the stage, where an encore was being played.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Theresa gave an encore; the family leaned over the rail like operagoers, glorying in the sound.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • You’re welcome to join the girls and me for yet another encore of A Christmas Story.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • After this a gentleman sang a song called Bid me Good-bye, and as an encore obliged with Sing me to Sleep.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The roar of applause came from thousands of shimmering purple ghosts, the Lares of Rome brought back for an encore performance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
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