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Definition of Ovation


  1. A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves.
  2. Hence: An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the multitude to a public favorite.

Ovation Quotations

The standing ovation threw me... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
Michael Caine

When someone throws up while watching one of your movies, it's like a standing ovation.
Eli Roth

Every night, you fight for that standing ovation at the end of the night. And if you do something wrong, the domino effect is chaotic. And you must not allow yourself to make mistakes whatsoever. So in that case, theater, it's fascinating because of the discipline that you need.
Ricky Martin

I love working in Canada. The ovation is great. It makes me feel like I'm the top dog.
Owen Hart

I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering.
Major Taylor
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Ovation Translations

ovation in Dutch is ovatie
ovation in French is ovation

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