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expressing or manifesting praise or approval

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We predicted further that good major characters (protagonists) would most completely realize the approbatory tendencies in reader response and that bad major characters (antagonists) would most completely realize the aversive tendencies.
The reason for this approbatory remark is because in Osundare's art we confront a poetry of revolution and a revolution in poetry (Songs of the Marketplace vii).
89) The nuns' revelations often indicate Christ's (or the saints') approbatory recognition of the prayers the nuns recited together, and they sometimes contain his (or their) commentaries on such prayers.
However, the main areas of Poe's oeuvre considered in that manual, whether in the section on Poe himself or passim, are the aesthetic theories (there is a detailed summary of 'The Philosophy of Composition') and the detective stories, with an approbatory nod to Pym and some of Poe's science-fictional texts.
While such comments may appear approbatory they must be seen in the context of a long history of racialising athletic ability, particularly given that the physical occupies a social space in strict opposition to the cerebral and scientific.
Appiah's "Introducing Maryse Conde," does as it promises, mingling a biography of the author from her birth to the present, an enthusiastic and approbatory bibliography, and a synthetic approach to the author's texts and person.
Even Smith's approbatory images of (a properly-controlled supply of) money--as the 'great wheel of circulation', and as a 'water pond' from which simultaneously 'a stream is continually running out' while another is 'continually running in' emphasise this conception of money as constitutive social process.
Brazoria County's progress in educational accessibility for African Americans is approbatory considering the climate of tremendous financial inequality at the time.
Tocqueville's approbatory mention of the absence of capital cities in America, daft as it may seem to modern ears, is essentially an expression of this French politician's fear of political centralization in Paris, which he traced from the French Revolution, through the Napoleonic Empire, and down to the reign of Charles X.
These moments also signal a suspension of the dramatic illusion, an interval in which audience members reward a talented performer with wild applause and approbatory shouts of his family name.
The performances that Carroll sees rarely sound interesting, and his own comments on them, whether approbatory or otherwise, are usually mundane: 'The opportunity to see Marion Terry in H.
A few implicitly approbatory remarks about these are made as well as one explicit commendation.
Bagehot the literary critic is an amateur in the most approbatory sense of that term, in other words, in contrast to the professional theoreticians who dominate scholarly discourse, not always to the benefit of the republic of letters.
The special wine stored in Odysseus's palace against his return is described in approbatory fashion as "aged" (Od.
But the term "medicalization" can also, at least in principle, be used in an approbatory sense, as when we laud medicine for helping us to treat behaviors that formerly were thought to result from blameworthy choices.