Norah herself could not deny this time that the tribute of approbation
had been well deserved.
There is an excess of refinement in the idea of disabling the people to continue in office men who had entitled themselves, in their opinion, to approbation
and confidence; the advantages of which are at best speculative and equivocal, and are overbalanced by disadvantages far more certain and decisive.
Admit, for so is the fact, that this plan is only RECOMMENDED, not imposed, yet let it be remembered that it is neither recommended to BLIND approbation
, nor to BLIND reprobation; but to that sedate and candid consideration which the magnitude and importance of the subject demand, and which it certainly ought to receive.
It is time now to recollect that the powers were merely advisory and recommendatory; that they were so meant by the States, and so understood by the convention; and that the latter have accordingly planned and proposed a Constitution which is to be of no more consequence than the paper on which it is written, unless it be stamped with the approbation
of those to whom it is addressed.
I did not recognize the applause as such, but later, when I had become acquainted with their customs, I learned that I had won what they seldom accord, a manifestation of approbation
Korak had not needed her aid, for the great bull had been already as good as dead, with the blood gushing from his torn jugular; but Korak rose smiling with a word of approbation
for his helper.
This communication," continued the procureur, in that cold and decisive tone which seemed at once to preclude all discussion, "will, we are sure, meet with your approbation
She could see him instantly before her, in every charm of air and address; but she could remember no more substantial good than the general approbation
of the neighbourhood, and the regard which his social powers had gained him in the mess.
But Delafield possessed other attractions to catch the attention of the audience: his powers on the instrument greatly exceeded those of any of his competitors, and his execution was really wonderful; every tongue was silent, every ear was attentive, and every head nodded approbation
, excepting that of our heroine.
His own approbation
was necessary to him, and it was not an approbation
to be enjoyed quite gratuitously; it must be won by a fair amount of merit.
This he likewise did with the privity and approbation
of the American government.
To disobey her mother by refusing an unexceptionable offer is not enough; her affections must also be given without her mother's approbation