A grin of self-approval at his own witticism closed this speech.
Really Sweet Oil Bob felt a glow of self-approval as he talked.
Have you given thought to the Gospel of Self-Approval since we talked?
I do not think you have cause for self-blame at all, but, on the contrary, have for self-approval.
And it was with a slight feeling of self-approval that Beata went up to bed.