• Affirmation, approving. Old Roman
    Affirmation, approving. Old Roman
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Approvance Approval.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it...

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n approvance The act of approving; approbation.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.”
  • Mark Twain
    “A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Everybody has the right to be left alone but nobody has the right to demand approval.”
  • Rozanne Weissman
    Rozanne Weissman
    “Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.”
  • Arthur Hugh Clough
    Arthur Hugh Clough
    “Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.”


In literature:

But I soon discovered that he could hardly tell one from the other, though obviously their presence met with his solemn approval.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Then they smiled their approval.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
And Mr. Chifney looked at him, an approving twinkle in his sound eye.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
At last it was finished, at least the furniture had been relieved of its burdens, and the bed made in the most approved fashion.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
We do not study them in order to approve some of them and condemn others.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The club passed resolutions declaring their approval of Mr. Wentworth's speech.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The Journal of yesterday was read, and after amendment, was approved.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
All the other members of the Government cordially approved of Sir Robert Peel's determination not to abandon your Majesty's service.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
The Duke of Portland strongly approved of it.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Joe felt a reluctant sort of approval.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster

In poetry:

Thou dost not know it! but to win
Approval from thine eyes,
My soul has conquered many a sin,
And conquering neared the skies.
"Thou Dost Not Know" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Yet let the rock-hewn tower arise,
High to the pathway of the sun,
And speak to the approving skies
Our gratitude to Washington.
"Washington's Monument." by George Pope Morris
Depart from mischief, practise love,
Pursue the works of peace;
So shall the Lord your ways approve,
And set your souls at ease.
"Psalm 34 part 2" by Isaac Watts
When Peter Wanderwide was young
He wandered everywhere he would:
All that he approved was sung,
And most of what he saw was good.
"The Death and Last Confession of Wandering Peter" by Hilaire Belloc
The Lord delights to see their ways,
Their virtue he approves;
He'll ne'er deprive them of his grace,
Nor leave the men he loves.
"Psalm 37 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Thy parents must the choice approve,
Or they'll resist the Lord above,
And in thy bosom light a fire,
To tempt inordinate desire.
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard

In news:

ASP International Approves ASP WCT Status for Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.
As these tests are developed we will seek relevant global approvals to address the needs of our customers.
WAKE FOREST, NC – BTC Electronic Components (BTC) – a 100% franchised/authorized stocking value-added connector distributor – is pleased to announce it has been approved by ASD-CERT to assemble J-Tech EN2997 series engine connectors.
Wixom's city council approves sale of part of Ford's shuttered assembly plant .
Candidates must be willing to meet criteria for BRN approval in additional content area.
The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses approved the expansion last week.
Louisiana officials approve revisions of New Orleans school construction plan.
BCE Inc, Canada's biggest telecom company, is seeking regulatory approval for a revised C$3 billion ($3 billion) plan to take over.
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian broadcasting and advertising company Astral Media Inc said Friday that it is still talking with BCE Inc in the hopes of finding a way to have the friendly takeover offer by the telecom giant win regulatory approval.
The $3.38 billion transaction, which was earlier denied approval by the CRTC, is being repackaged by both parties to overcome competition concerns.
Competitors argued Bell would have too much power if bid approved.
Mid State Plating is the most recent company to be placed on the Columbia Approved Resource (C. Is a stringent quality audit system designating applicators as approved resources.
0 D uring the post-midnight hours last Friday, the Senate and House both approved their respective versions of Medicare "reform" legislation, with the all but full-throated approval of the Bush White House.
The Senate has approved legislation that would eliminate the advantages that small businesses in economically depressed areas have over some firms, and the House also might approve that change.
Carr Hospitality seeks approval for concept even though zoning has yet to be approved.

In science:

Bengt Strömgren appears clearly at the root of my contributions to astrometry, including Hipparcos, and he was directly active before the mission approval in 1980 in order to ensure Danish and Swedish support.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
The mission to Halley comet shall be pursued on certain conditions, and if these conditions are met SPC will in fact have approved two missions simultaneously, resulting in consequences for the schedules.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
But I do not remember him from that time in spite of his great sympathy for the space astrometry project and the important role he has played in the mission approval.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Catherine Turon wrote on 2008.05.13: Hipparcos was approved in March 1980, and Giotto later, after still another meeting of the SPC (exceptional ???), in July 1980. I do not have the minutes of these SPCs neither their decisions, but the letter of information sent to "the wide scientific community" by E.A.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
The re-assesment of the cometary mission, becoming Giotto, put ESA in an awkward situation: the non-approved mission was evidently more urgent because of Halley's orbit.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years