• WordNet 3.6
    • n applauder someone who applauds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Applauder One who applauds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n applauder One who applauds, praises, or commends.
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  • Edwin Forrest
    Edwin Forrest
    “The actor's popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.”
  • Hitopadesa
    “Is anyone simply by birth to be applauded or punished?”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.”
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    “Friends applaud, the comedy is over.”
  • Aesop
    “Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.”


In literature:

It thought it was applauding Marjorie Carpenter for her skill as a dancer.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Whenever he entered the lecture-room they cheered him, and often they applauded him even in church.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
No one applauded the decision of the court.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
The crew on deck applauded lustily.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
All hands applauded when the deed was done, as the Bornean washed his keen blade.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
But he, a lawyer, condoned them and applauded the harsh and vindictive sentences.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Like all artists, they felt the need of being applauded, and Bouvard thought of giving a great dinner.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
He admired greatly his own ingenuity, and his courtiers applauded enthusiastically.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
It was a busy scene and much applauded, especially the cart.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
However, the trick seemed to be appreciated, for he could see the people applauding.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum

In poetry:

Dearest love! when thy God shall recall thee,
Be this record inscribed on thy tomb:
Truth, and gratitude, well may applaud thee,
And all thy past virtues relume.
"Constancy, To----" by Thomas Gent
The only labour, he applies him to,
Is the great sabbath to observe aright,
Among the saints — with nothing else to do,
But ever to applaud the Source of light.
"Advice To A Woman, Not To Grieve Too Much For The Death Of Her Child" by Rees Prichard
Thou goest to applaud th' Almighty's name,
For ev'ry gift which he vouchsaf'd to thee,
Thou goest his encomiums to proclaim,
Where his blest votaries assembled be.
"Things, Which A Person Ought To Meditate Upon, On The Lord's-Day," by Rees Prichard
It is -last stage of all -
When we are frozen up within, and quite
The phantom of ourselves,
To hear the world applaud the hollow ghost
Which blamed the living man.
"Growing Old" by Matthew Arnold
Conduct us back again in health, O God!
Our dear relations and our friends among;
That we thy name may, for thy aid, applaud,
And sing thy praises in some sacred song.
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
Let all the mouths which thou with meat hast fed,
Now daily thank thee for their daily bread:
Let us at least for this repast, O God!
For ever thy benevolence applaud!
"Another Grace, After Meat" by Rees Prichard

In news:

NAWC Applauds Ways and Means Committee for Passage of Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act.
Wildland firefighter's applaud DeGette's effort on health care.
Last week, Americans saw a curious sight for a free nation: Their president ordered the killing of two US citizens without a trial or even a formal charge … and the public applauded.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) applauds during a demonstration performance.
I applaud William C Rhoden ("In Defense of Players and the Game" Aug 17) for taking up the unpopular cause.
We applaud the decision made by the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject the use of $25 million in state bond funds to finance work on Tulsa's Zink Lake Dam.
Audience members applauded the decision.
A crowd applauds the lighting of downtown Roanoke's Christmas tree.
Douglas Joo, left, applauds along with entertainer Pat Boone at a Conservative Political Action Conference dinner in Washington in 2007.
I applaud the additional emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
What I don't applaud is the amount of protein our children will be receiving.
Troop family support groups and mental health advocates applaud the president's change to a long-standing unwritten US policy, though some say it doesn't go far enough.
Maryland graduate, Under Armour CEO and Terrapins financial supporter Kevin Plank issued a statement applauding Maryland's decision to join the Big Ten and leave the ACC following 59 years as a charter member.
RIVERSIDE — Riverside North's Marcus Baugh soaked up the cheers Tuesday, Sept 25, as a theater full of his peers applauded his being named to play in the Under Armour All-American Game.
Seven years after being beaned, Adam Greenberg strikes out in second at-bat , but Marlins applaud the heart of a fighter (with video).

In science:

And s/he deserves it, probably without doing anything at all except for applauding.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Would that all science could enthuse the public as well! And, just for the record, the BOINC site applauds one volunteer, Vince Berk, who is contributing “74 billion [US 109 ] floating-point operations per second.” Bravo.
Astrophysics in 2006
Finally, the editors are to be applauded for assembling together for the first time English translations of several of the key contributions by Einstein’s contemporaries to the development of general relativity.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
Charniak is trying to appeal to the widest possible audience in his book, and he is to be applauded for his effort.
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"
Mueller applauds Wiedemann to have presented (at this conference) “a highly consistent picture (as) emerging from these measurements.
Collective flow and QCD phase transition