Example sentences for: ovation

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  • Do the programmers of Deep Blue deserve an ovation?

  • While Hillary Clinton preached against juvenile access to "bomb-making materiel" and decried "the arsenal of guns, rifles, and bombs that the two young men in Littleton were able to bring into their school," President Clinton earned another ovation by proposing to "require Brady background checks on anyone who wants to buy explosives."

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  • 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

  • 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.

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