Examples of acclamation in a Sentence
Her performance in the ballet earned her thunderous applause and shouts of acclamation from the audience.
She has earned worldwide acclamation for her charitable works.
Recent Examples of acclamation from the Web
If passed, this bill would create Civil Code 5100(g), which would allow an association to declare candidates elected by acclamation if, after the period for nominations has closed, there are no more candidates than openings on the board.
Condoleezza Rice was confirmed by a vote of 85 to 13 in 2005, and Colin Powell was approved by acclamation in 2001.
But there was discontent within the USATF membership, which led to Lananna's election to the unpaid position of president by acclamation at the organization's annual meeting in late 2016.
He was elected president of USATF by acclamation in 2016.
Yet his selection as president of the General Assembly was approved by acclamation of the body’s 193 members on Wednesday.
The 193-member world body that represents all countries and controls the U.N.’s budget burst into applause Wednesday when current Assembly President Peter Thomson announced that Lajcak had been elected by acclamation.
Northam was expected to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination virtually by acclamation until Perriello, feeding on anti-Trump sentiment, leaped into the race in January.
The aviation plan, the product of years of negotiations, was approved by acclamation at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization, or I.C.A.O., in Montreal.
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Did You Know?
Approval can come from a single person, but acclamation requires a larger audience. An acclaimed movie is widely praised, and critical acclaim can lead to box-office success. When a popular proposal comes up in a legislature, the speaker may ask that it be passed "by acclamation", which means that everyone just gets to yell and cheer in approval and no one bothers counting the votes at all.
Origin and Etymology of acclamation
ACCLAMATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acclamation for English Language Learners
: strong and enthusiastic approval or praise
: a vote to accept or approve someone or something that is done by cheers, shouts, or applause
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