Man's desire for the approval
of his fellows is so strong, his dread of their censure so violent, that he himself has brought his enemy within his gates; and it keeps watch over him, vigilant always in the interests of its master to crush any half-formed desire to break away from the herd.
None of the Emperor's clothes had met with such approval
as these had.
'That the said proposal has received the sanction and approval
of this Association.
"Tell me all, and count at any rate on my sympathy, and on my approval
and help if I can see my way."
Joan clapped her hands in approval
. Tudor lighted a fresh cigarette, while Sheldon sat on, imperturbably silent.
His experience of Lady Lundie's character told him that, in attempting to win her approval
to any scheme for hurrying Blanche's marriage, he was undertaking no easy task.
Golenishtchev's faith in Vronsky's talent was propped up by his own need of Vronsky's sympathy and approval
for his own articles and ideas, and he felt that the praise and support must be mutual.
The manager's cheerful face beamed with approval. He tucked the play under his arm, and clapped his hands gayly; the gentlemen, clustered together behind the scenes, followed his example; the ladies looked at each other with dawning doubts whether they had not better have left the new recruit in the retirement of private life.
The grace and simplicity of her costume, the steady self-possession with which she looked out over the eager rows of faces before her, raised a low hum of approval and expectation.
Fuchs glanced about to see if there was general approval
of her suggestion, then began, `Jesus, Lover of my Soul,' and all the men and women took it up after him.
Expediency therefore concurs with Nature in stamping the seal of its approval
upon Regularity of conformation: nor has the Law been backward in seconding their efforts.
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about; Anna Pavlovna observed these greetings with mournful and solemn interest and silent approval
. The aunt spoke to each of them in the same words, about their health and her own, and the health of Her Majesty, "who, thank God, was better today." And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.