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approbation
used in The House of the Seven Gables

3 uses
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Definition
approval - often official
  • "Yes, Phoebe is a nice girl!" said Hepzibah, with a scowl of austere approbation.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (78% in)
  • "I like that, Cousin Phoebe!" cried he, with an emphatic nod of approbation.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (28% in)
  • As for Uncle Venner, as a mark of friendship and approbation, he readily consented to afford the young man his countenance in the way of his profession,—not metaphorically, be it understood, but literally, by allowing a daguerreotype of his face, so familiar to the town, to be exhibited at the entrance of Holgrave's studio.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (91% in)

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