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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPLAUD

But self-improvement is a dull game when there is no one to applaud your score.

I had an indescribable sense that I ought to applaud, as if I were a public meeting.

And every body will applaud an event that every body expects.

What are you the worse if the people hiss at you, so you applaud yourself?

When he spoke all was tranquility of attention, and every mouth was open to applaud.

Prove to me that they do, and I will applaud your wisdom as long as I live.

I cannot but applaud your energy and your conduct of an argument.

A ripple of laughter came to applaud Leduc's excursion into irony.

“I expected as much of you, Chebron, and applaud your decision,” Ameres said gravely.

The two new acquaintances hastened to applaud his humane indignation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c. (implied in applauding), "to express agreement or approval; to praise," from Latin applaudere "to clap the hands in approbation, to approve by clapping hands; to strike upon, beat," from ad "to" (see ad-) + plaudere "to clap" (see plaudit). Sense of "express approval of" is from 1590s; that of "to clap the hands" is from 1590s. Figurative sense arrived in English before literal. Related: Applauded; applauding.

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