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Fettes pocketed the money, and applauded the sentiment to the echo.
This greatness of spirit in a man who was quite destitute struck even Porthos; and this French generosity, repeated by Lord de Winter and his friend, was highly applauded, except by MM.
Thus did he speak, and the others applauded his saying; they then all of them went inside the buildings.
His musical powers were far from being generally applauded, as they were thought to be deficient in compass and variety; but Charlotte never descended to criticism in music.
I was examined with the closest scrutiny; my merits were inwardly applauded, and my demerits pronounced to be absolutely none.
Thus did he speak and the others all of them applauded his saying, and were for doing as he had said, but Nestor's son Antilochus stood up and claimed his rights from the son of Peleus.
This was exceedingly handy, and I took care to let the natives understand how much I applauded the invention.
For in a desire to win quickly and to win much I can see nothing sordid; I have always applauded the opinion of a certain dead and gone, but cocksure, moralist who replied to the excuse that " one may always gamble moderately ", by saying that to do so makes things worse, since, in that case, the profits too will always be moderate.
He composed the sign of six physicians, with the legend; the echevin applauded and authorized it.
asked the old lady, with an imitation of tranquillity which would have been applauded in a veteran actress.
Then all the boats greatly applauded Long Jack, and the Galway men held their tongue.
Is much applauded and encouraged; goes out of the room as Swills; comes in as the coroner (not the least in the world like him); describes the inquest, with recreative intervals of piano-forte accompaniment, to the refrain: With his (the coroner's) tippy tol li doll, tippy tol lo doll, tippy tol li doll, Dee!