approbation

[ ap-ruh-bey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF approbation
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They ask not for my approbation, intended, as it should seem, to suppose me into their will.

Had they not come that she might show off to them, and receive their approbation!

He seemed to have no inordinate desire for admiration or even for approbation.

I often saw him chuckling and rubbing his hands as if in approbation.

Quicksilver looked at it with a smile, and nodded his approbation.

As to Mr. Lovelace's approbation of your assumption-scheme, I wonder not at.

Yes, sir; but not my anxiety for your approbation, and my deference for your opinion.

The glory of England was my object—her approbation my reward.

You may pay dearly for the approbation of your foolish comrades.

Vivian, however, read in her eyes her approbation and her gratitude.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "proven effectiveness, excellence," from Old French aprobacion or directly from Latin approbationem (nominative approbatio) "an approval," noun of action from past participle stem of approbare (see approve). Meaning "approval, endorsement" is from early 15c.

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