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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
Coulter might not be happy with Delta, but the airline's reply earned it lots of online adulation from others.
The cycle moves quickly in sports of players reaching their prime, receiving adulation, declining and giving way to newcomers on the rise.
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.
The president* flew himself out to Iowa on Wednesday night to bask in the adulation of yet another rapturous crowd and to deliver yet another speech from the oratorical firm of Hokum, Bunkum, and Con.
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.
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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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