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  • "Yessuh, Mr. Morgan," Bigger said; his eyes filled with mock adulation and respect.   (source)
    adulation = much admiration
  • They remain committed to living among their peers, but they greet adulation with caution, ambition with sympathy, and condescension with an inward smile.†   (source)
  • It wasn't that he didn't love her, but he looked up to his father with pure adulation.†   (source)
  • Their adulation of Crake enrages Snowman, though this adulation has been his own doing.†   (source)
  • The adulation of my peers below has been a waste of hours.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She didn't grudge Sister Mary Joseph Praise her adulation of Teresa.†   (source)
  • John Kennedy has the adulation of the crowds all to himself.†   (source)
  • She specialized in hip, brutal profiles of celebrities more accustomed to adulation.†   (source)
  • Lavished with money and affection, loved to the point of adulation, how could I possibly have any complaints?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Writing from Paris, Paine called Washington a creature of "grossest adulation," a man incapable of friendship, "a hypocrite in public life," apostate and impostor.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The doctor positively glows with the adulation.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But the people's good sense would hate the adulator who pretends that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.†   (source)
  • The awards, the adulation.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • ...waves and waves of adulation wash his pain away.   (source)
  • He had bought for himself out of all the wealth streaming through his fingers neither adulation nor love, neither splendour nor comfort.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    adulation = much admiration and praise
  • "So," he said, "Before I leave you to the adulation of your peers, I have to ask.†   (source)
  • Dunbar wanted to know, as Yossarian watched him excitedly with a mixture of awe and adulation.†   (source)
  • Of what account are praise and adulation from men whom you don't respect?†   (source)
  • Lincoln does not seek out such adulation.†   (source)
  • The mood in the cathedral had turned; adulation had been replaced by something predatory.†   (source)
  • But his broad gray hat remains firmly in place as he acknowledges the adulation of his suffering men.†   (source)
  • But the popular adulation, amplified by the newspapers, contrasted acutely with how the boys saw themselves.†   (source)
  • He didn't want the adulation of the fellows anymore—he simply wanted to be The Goober, to play football and to run in the morning.†   (source)
  • No child of an immigrant in the history of the world has returned to his homeland and enjoyed this sort of adulation.†   (source)
  • Or is ambition and avarice, adulation, baseness, covetousness, the thirst for riches, indifference concerning the means of rising and enriching, the contempt of principle, the spirit of party and of faction the motive and principle that governs?†   (source)
  • They were offering Galt the best that their view of existence could offer, they were trying to tempt him with that which was their dream of life's highest fulfillment: this spread of mindless adulation, the unreality of this enormous pretenseapproval without standards, tribute without content, honor without causes, admiration without reasons, love without a code of values.†   (source)
  • He possessed the things that mattered most to him: not fame or adulation, but a large, secure family and the respect of his fellow townspeople, respect that devolved from years of hard work, his attitude of service, and his contributions to his community.†   (source)
  • All professions of Dutch friendship for America were but "little adulations to procure a share of our trade," and now even they had vanished like a vapor, as had his own prior exuberance and admiration for the Dutch.†   (source)
  • Beneath the ghostly moon, Myrmidon's breath came in misty plumes as he held up his arm and accepted the crowd's adulation.†   (source)
  • 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 Englan†   (source)
  • In the middle, the Leader sat complacently, laying eggs, attending to the broadcasts, issuing directions or commanding executions, surrounded by a sea of adulation.†   (source)
  • I asked, imagining the sneers and the laughter, the adulation of the toadies, the scepticism of the professional poet.†   (source)
  • Helen was always crazy for glitter, adulation, fame.†   (source)
  • Adulation, being new in any form, pleased her.†   (source)
  • She had not had adulation and affectionate propositions before.†   (source)
  • The adulation of salaaming courtiers came to be sweet music to his ears.†   (source)
  • For hers was a temperament which required adulation in about the measure which Clyde provided it—sincere and romantic adulation.†   (source)
  • And Paul really DID admire "Gipsy" wholeheartedly; in fact, his mother scarcely forgave the boy for the adulation with which he treated the girl.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She was sated with respect, sick of admiration, tired of adulation; and it was good to see that these Western women treated her as very likely they would have treated any other visitor.†   (source)
  • Mr. Jarndyce had fallen into this company in the tenderness of his heart and his earnest desire to do all the good in his power; but that he felt it to be too often an unsatisfactory company, 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • No writer, whatever be his eminence, can escape from this tribute of adulation to his fellow-citizens.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • For my part, I am persuaded that in all governments, whatever their nature may be, servility will cower to force, and adulation will cling to power.†   (source)
  • For Russian historians, strange and terrible to say, Napoleon—that most insignificant tool of history who never anywhere, even in exile, showed human dignity—Napoleon is the object of adulation and enthusiasm; he is grand.†   (source)
  • The truth was, the nation as a body was in the world for one object, and one only: to grovel before king and Church and noble; to slave for them, sweat blood for them, starve that they might be fed, work that they might play, drink misery to the dregs that they might be happy, go naked that they might wear silks and jewels, pay taxes that they might be spared from paying them, be familiar all their lives with the degrading language and postures of adulation that they might walk in pride and think themselves the gods of this world.†   (source)
  • But he had to deny himself, and choke down his desire, for such a recognition might cost more than it would come to: so he turned away his head, and left the two soiled lads to go on with their shoutings and glad adulations, unsuspicious of whom it was they were lavishing them upon.†   (source)
  • But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This is one instance of that adulation which we bestow on our own minds, and this almost universally.†   (source)
  • But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always REASON RIGHT about the MEANS of promoting it.†   (source)
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