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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPLAUDED

I was applauded, and the public overwhelmed me with flowers.

Madame Carolina applauded with her little finger on her fan.

The paper had been applauded and she had been congratulated by her fellow members.

It proved that Arlt did fully six tenths as well, and was applauded to the echo.

Balfour applauded the illustration, and resolved to use it as his own.

This jest was applauded, and the author of "The Sofa" was let alone.

We were applauded for our determination, in spite of our grim look.

And as Fullbil growled, it was a curiously mixed crowd which applauded and laughed.

So Calvin's eye saw in an instant, and he applauded Beza's boldness.

Thus Hector harangued them; but the Trojans applauded aloud.

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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