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Examples of adulation in a Sentence
The rugby player enjoyed the adulation of his fans.
a writer who inspires adulation in her readers
Recent Examples of adulation from the Web
Poland’s right-wing government views the visit as an enormous boost to its prestige and has worked to ensure that Trump-friendly crowds turn out for a U.S. president known to relish shows of public adulation.
Poland’s right-wing government views the visit as an enormous boost to its prestige, and has worked to ensure that Trump-friendly crowds turn out for a U.S. president known to relish shows of public adulation.
Amidst the adulation, many LGBTQ-rights advocates recognize that this new crop of gay-friendly world leaders still has room to grow.
Small wonder that a relatively small audience will mourn the show's disappearance, despite abundant critical adulation.
Alonso didn’t get to drink the milk, his competitive thirst instead having to be satisfied by the adulation of a standing ovation from more than 325,000 people.
Like his old campaign rallies, many of the events at Mar-a-Lago offered Trump a refuge of adulation away from the travails of governance.
Stevens said the most impressive thing about Thomas' rise has been his ability to ignore the adulation and continue working.
Trump caught rally fever on the campaign trail, preferring the mass gatherings for their message dissemination and in-real-life adulation.
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Did You Know?
If "adulation" makes you think of a dog panting after its master, you're on the right etymological track; the word ultimately derives from the Latin verb adulari, meaning "to fawn on" (a sense used specifically of the affectionate behavior of dogs) or "to flatter." "Adulation," which came to us from Latin by way of Old French, can be traced back as far as the 14th century in English. The verb "adulate," the noun "adulator," and the adjective "adulatory" later joined the language.
Origin and Etymology of adulation
Middle English adulacion, from Old French, from Latin adulation-, adulatio, from adulari to fawn on (of dogs), flatter
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
ADULATION Defined for Kids
Definition of adulation for Students
: very great admiration
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