Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Applause of one's self.

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Examples

  • "In his nightly round of self-applause last night, designed to drown out the echo of Daddy hitting him ..."

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  • Maybe these emotions are reactions to sort of a self-applause.

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  • But it's rarely heard, in substantial part because it's so often being drowned out by the self-applause and the obfuscating cacophony of that self-righteousness in general.

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  • Her night passed in the consolation of self-applause.

    Camilla

  • “These deeds are mine!” what, to a disposition fraught with tenderness and benevolence, could give purer self-applause, or more exquisite satisfaction?

    Cecilia

  • Justice Kennedy's opinion is full of self-applause about his defense of the "great Writ," and no doubt it will be widely praised as a triumph for civil liberties.

    President Kennedy

  • Here was employment the bare thought of which was righteous self-applause.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • He was full of self-applause for this scandalous sacrifice of justice.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • He was however prepared to repeat this self-sacrifice in a spirit of patriotism for which he received a very meagre meed of eulogy from Miss Jack, and an amount of self-applause which was not much more extensive.

    Tales of all countries

  • Vivaldi listened with submitting patience to this mention of morals and decorum from a person, who, with the most perfect self-applause, was violating some of the plainest obligations of humanity and justice; who had conspired to tear an orphan from her home, and who designed to deprive her for life of liberty, with all the blessings it inherits.

    The Italian

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