ac·​claimed | \ə-ˈklāmd \

Definition of acclaimed 

: enthusiastically praised an acclaimed performance/performer the city's most acclaimed restaurants Greenfeld is best known as a journalist, the author of five acclaimed books of nonfiction …— Jay McInerney

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Her new critically acclaimed film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, also stars Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays a teenager who is forced into gay conversion therapy. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Sasha Lane on The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Style, and Why She Isn’t Afraid to Speak Up," 20 July 2018 From new seasons of Netflix originals like 'Orange is the New Black' to acclaimed films like 'Her,' there is plenty to binge-watch this July. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "Is Netflix best bet for cord-cutters or should you consider Amazon, Hulu or Vudu?," 13 July 2018 MFA Film celebrates Pride Week in fitting fashion, with screenings of two acclaimed LGBT films from 2017. Loren King,, "A summer of midnight movies at Somerville Theatre," 24 May 2018 After years in legal and financial limbo, one of the most acclaimed Detroit music films appears ready to see the light of day. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Is long-shelved MC5 documentary 'A True Testimonial' finally being released?," 6 Mar. 2018 The critically acclaimed film also earned Mahershala Ali the Best Supporting Actor award and Best Adapted Screenplay. Harper's BAZAAR, "These Were the Best Moments of the 2017 Oscars," 27 Feb. 2017 Enzian’s KidFest will present free screenings of two acclaimed movies. Hal Boedeker,, "Enzian offers free 'Fantastic Mr. Fox,' 'Steamboat Bill, Jr.'," 3 July 2018 Many are miniatures or small of scale; even his Symphony No. 3, one of his most acclaimed works for full orchestra, clocks in at a swift 15 minutes. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "Oliver Knussen, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Composer, Dies at 66," 9 July 2018 At the end of the film, after our heroine Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) escapes the Beast's grasp, it's revealed that the film exists in the very same universe as Shyamalan's acclaimed 2000 film Unbreakable., "We Have Much To Fear In M. Night Shyamalan's New Movie," 29 June 2018

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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