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standing ovation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n standing ovation enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • standing ovation a prolonged applause during which the audience stands as a sign of special appreciation or admiration.
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Usage

In literature:

When the winner trotted back to the stand, the heartiest ovation tendered a Derby winner in recent years was given him.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
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In news:

When his grandson, retired Captain Augusto Pinochet Molina, took the stage, they gave him a long standing ovation.
The announcement of Church 's hiring was met with a standing ovation from a large audience, which included state Sen Bill Stanley, Del.
The standing ovation was non-stop for minutes.
Thoughts on getting rid of the standing ovation, from Ben Brantley.
The rookie quarterback received a standing ovation when he came out on to the field for the first time in his career.
He got a standing ovation.
Members of the Board of Education gave Lisa Gross a standing ovation Wednesday at their meeting in Frankfort.
They two received a standing ovation during Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars' autism fundraiser.
Iglesias received a standing ovation when he walked on stage after guest comics kept the audience entertained.
Poet Maya Angelou receives a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd before her talk Monday night at the Missouri Theatre.
Jerry Vantine receives a standing ovation from City Council and Community Members.
Regular NFL refs return, get standing ovation .
It's not often a starting pitcher gets a standing ovation during spring training on the road.
Before she even spoke a word Friday at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart received a standing ovation from a crowd of close to 1,600.
Be ready for any kind of action with these superstar sneakers, which got a standing -- and striding, cycling, shuffling, stomping -- ovation from our 132 sweat testers.
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