Example sentences for: ovations

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

  • Critics point out it's a rehash of his best trademark observations about everyday life, but audiences give him standing ovations.

  • The papers disagree on crowd reaction: USAT says Thomas "was given two standing ovations," while the NYT claims that "about half the audience applauded, some standing, while the other half remained silent."

  • After 10 minutes of family values oratory and dozens of ovations, Clinton concluded, "If we act in these areas--minimum wage, family leave, child care, health care, the safety of our children--then we will begin to meet our generation's historic responsibility to strengthen our families."

  • Under the headline "The Return of Super Bill," commentator Gabriele Romagnoli wrote, "Caesar climbed the steps of the Capitol, entered the hall of his judges, looked everyone in the face (including a few Brutuses), and then, great showman that he is, smiled; and in a 77 minute one man show he conquered the theatre (98 ovations) and the public (6 percent rise in his popularity)."

  • During last month's State of the Union address, every member of Congress, Republican and Democratic, rose repeatedly to give Clinton standing ovations.

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