She expressed disdain at the adulation the industry gives to beauty over talent.
Your strong desire for public adulation can become the single driving force in your life.
The conspiracy of Cadoudal and Pichegru, after Bonapartes refusal to give place to Louis XVIII., and the political execution of the duc dEnghien, provoked an outburst of adulation, of which Bonaparte took advantage to put the crowning touch to his ambitious dream.
The inhabitants of Berlin, headed by their mayor, came out to meet him, and the newspapers lavished adulation on the victors and abuse on the beaten army.
His letters and his poems abound in impudent demands for money from patrons, some of them couched in language of the lowest adulation, and others savouring of literary brigandage.
To a man of Johnson's strong understanding and irritable temper, the silly egotism and adulation of Boswell must have been as teasing as the constant buzz of a fly.
And 1 In a letter dated the 4th of April 1882, referring to the publication of his drama Mary Stuart, Swinburne wrote, to Edmund Clarence Stedman: "Mary Stuart has procured me two satisfactions which I prefer infinitely to six columns of adulation in The Times and any profit thence resulting.
There is not in his history a trace of that rather gross adulation in which even Virgil does not disdain to indulge.
Macaulay's description of Whitgift as "a narrow, mean, tyrannical priest, who gained power by servility and adulation," is tinged with rhetorical exaggeraticn; but undoubtedly Whitgift's extreme High Church notions led him to treat the Puritans with exceptional intolerance.
Demosthenes points out that such adulation is as futile as it is fulsome.
bask in the adulation.
sacrificed at the altar of Capote's ruthless pursuit of adulation.
About the 4th century the paean became merely a formula of adulation; its object was either to implore protection against disease and misfortune, or to offer thanks after such protection had been rendered.
Both were lambs to the slaughter, sacrificed at the altar of Capote 's ruthless pursuit of adulation.
Speaking generally, they are characterized by a stilted, affected style and a tone of gross adulation.
The independentâ€”if the term isn't redundantâ€” feline trotted into the crowded parlor, a mouse in her mouth, expecting the awe and adulation of the assembled group.
It does not deserve the charge of mendacity brought against it by some, though the adulation of others is nearly as injudicious.
Encouraged by safety and adulation in England; grasping at the Tudor ideal of kingship, determined to reduce to order the kirk from which XXIV.
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