• WordNet 3.6
    • n plaudits enthusiastic approval "the book met with modest acclaim","he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd","they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.”


In literature:

He was very proud of his girl; but he had, perhaps, too great a wisdom to set much store by the plaudits of the many.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Mrs. Farquharson served the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding (her specialty), received due plaudits, and withdrew.
"Old Valentines" by Munson Aldrich Havens
In manners affable, and in benevolence unsurpassed, the Kentucky planter gains the plaudits of all.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
And he kissed her on both cheeks, amid the plaudits of the guests.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Through the plaudits of the people may be heard always the faint, far cry of the beaten slave.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
Again and again did the walls re-echo with the plaudits.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
From every quarter of the world came plaudits.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
But their plaudits overwhelmed him.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
This gallant action won loud plaudits for Capt.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The gods were burning for their own; perfunctory plaudits died to a dramatic pause.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

In poetry:

Prints -- aye, and reprints, tales retold.
Shadows -- for these do their plaudits grow;
But the bard stays dumb, and the book unsold
If it waken no echo of things they know.
"Ballad of Captious Critics" by C J Dennis
Would it not, my son, be fitter
That you should enjoy those plaudits
In the fresh and blooming spring-time
Of your life, and to hereafter
Leave the loneliness and vigil?
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
So shall thy faith the pang assuage
That heaves thy mourning breast;
For nearer brings each setting sun
Their blessed meeting who have won
The plaudit of the Judge, "Well done,
Come, enter to my rest."
"Mrs. Elizabeth Harris," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Go, little birds, it gives me pain
To hear your happy melodies!
My plaudits you can never gain
With old and worn-out tunes like these;
More up-to-date your songs must be
Ere you can merit praise from me.
"To The Birds" by Peter McArthur
Teaching vain tongues that would reward
With noisy praise the shrinking bard,
Reminding thus the proud,
Love's sympathy, to him that sings,
Is more than smiles of courts and kings,
Or plaudits of the crowd.
"At Vaucluse" by Alfred Austin
At last the great singer commenced his little song,
And many a heart was moved and the plaudits loud and long
And as she sang it Pierre clapped his hands for joy.
That he felt as if it were free from the world's annoy.
"Little Pierre's Song" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

With the general election now underway, it's tempting to assume that President Obama has a built-in advantage by having at his disposal a campaign operation that earned universal plaudits in 2008.
Plaudits for Landon Donovan from Bayern Munich imply his 10-day training stint with the German power may yet turn into a long-term relationship.
The Emmy-nominated Culp also won plaudits for his role in the 1969 movie 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.'.
The French president faces huge challenges, but he's winning plaudits for his political will.
Bulldogs' Smith earns coach's plaudits .
Receives plaudits from Whitko board.
Plaudits for Our Publisher.
Plaudits for the SuperLiga.
As is to be expected, the French earned plaudits for what Britain's Telegraph described as "elegant" aquamarine polo shirts.
Plaudits for the Pulitzer-prize winning author are flowing with abandon.
'Boy Eating the Birds Food' also sweeps top plaudits.
The younger Dubus, who earned plaudits as author of the novel "House of Sand and Fog," paints a chilling picture of his down-and-out Massachusetts town .
Natalie Munroe, a schoolteacher in Pennsylvania, won plaudits from teachers and offended parents when she denounced some students as 'lazy whiners'.
Ross Taylor will rightfully get the plaudits but the groundwork was laid for his run-a-ball century by an equally aggressive Martin Guptill yesterday.
For the past year, they've rightfully earned multiple plaudits and newspaper reviews for the nem nuong cuon—barbecue pork sausage spring rolls that our own Dave Lieberman deemed even better than the ones served at Brodard.