Example sentences for: ovation

How can you use “ovation” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • And there may not be a lot of room for subversion at the Academy Awards, where Cuba Gooding Jr. gets a standing ovation just for gleefully evading the 30-second acceptance-speech rule.

  • John McCain, conceded defeat in a heartfelt speech on the Senate floor in which he castigated his own party, he received a standing ovation from Democrats in attendance and seated silence from members of his own party.

  • The critics gripe a bit but still give a standing ovation to Mike Leigh's ( Secrets and Lies ) new film, about a short span in the lives and work of Gilbert and Sullivan as they compose and stage The Mikado . "Only a lunatic would call Topsy-Turvy , with its lame first hour and host of loose ends, a masterpiece, but by the finale I was ready to have myself committed" (David Edelstein, Slate ). It's "one of those films that create a mix of erudition, pageantry and delectable acting opportunities, much as Shakespeare in Love did last year," and it "vigorously and amusingly explore[s] what it means for an artist to renew his energies by returning to square one" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). Several note its slow start and general disorganization: "[I]t teases us with the feeling that Leigh had a basic plan for the picture and never realized it" (Stanley Kauffmann, the New Republic ). (Click to read the rest of Edelstein's review in

  • Do the programmers of Deep Blue deserve an ovation?

  • The paper reports that at a closed-door meeting with members, Newt Gingrich seemed irritated by such scruples and won "a huge ovation" after reminding attendees that the House had already voted for full disclosure, and that pulling back now would only lead to news leaks.


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