His talents and amiability soon won him great popularity, especially among the peasants.
Henceforward Ayala's position and popularity were secure.
He allowed the prince to hope for such a union, and thus enhanced the popularity of the French party at Madrid.
Whether he had really given any grounds for suspicion is unknown; but there is no doubt, so great was his popularity with the soldiers and such the hatred felt for Nero, that he could easily have seized the throne.
She found the maestro towards the end of 1837 dispirited by a temporary eclipse of popularity and in the first stage of his fatal malady, and carried him off to winter with her in the south.
Wealth, popularity and power tend to dethrone the authority of reason and to pervert the soul from the natural to the artificial.
Luther, in spite of his belief in the Real Presence, regarded it as the most harmful of all the medieval festivals and, though he fully realized its popularity, it was the first that he abolished.
But so great was his popularity that the court was decidedly worsted in the contest, and the emperor's authority maLerially shaken.
This exclusiveness naturally strengthened the popularity and power of the districts, where energy and talent found a scope elsewhere denied.
Though it never ceased to influence individual thinkers, it had handed on to Condillac its popularity with the masses.
This very popularity had the effect of attracting into their ranks charlatans of the worst type.
But his preference for a sedentary and not for an active life and his increasing attachment to favourites of humble birth diminished his popularity, and he had some differences with his parliament.
As heir-apparent he collected a bodyguard, and studiously courting personal popularity by a pretended interest in the administration of kingly justice, ingratiated himself with the mass.
Of his popularity in the latter half of the 15th and in the 16th centuries there are many signs.
The amnesty which he granted was the beginning of the immense if short-lived popularity which he was to enjoy.
He compiled a Russian grammar, which long enjoyed popularity, and did much to improve the rhythm of Russian verse.
The praise of the fair sex in the first poem is exceptional in the literature of his age; and its geniality may help us to understand the author's popularity with his contemporaries.
One can readily understand the popularity of the Crusades, when one reflects that they permitted men to get to the other world by fighting hard on earth, and allowed them to gain the fruits of asceticism by the ways of hedonism.
Simple in his habits, conciliatory in his bearing, and catholic in his tastes, he enjoyed great popularity and rarely made a personal enemy.