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- n. Enthusiastic applause given by people who rise from a sitting position
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a prolonged applause during which the audience stands as a sign of special appreciation or admiration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
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By the time his 113-pitch outing was complete, Sabathia received a heartfelt standing ovation from Yankees fans that had longed to see postseason pitching dominance.
Dominant and overpowering, for the first six innings the durable southpaw wearing baggy pants flirted with a no-hitter, eventually settling for a two-hit, nine-strikeout masterpiece and a standing ovation from the 49,000 Yankees fans.
One gets the impression that, if they could, the folks who are dependent on wheelchairs, walkers, or canes would be on their feet by now instead of hooting cowboylike bravos and clapping from their seats, letting their voices and hands convey the standing ovation that their bodies cannot.
At the awards ceremony, there was a standing ovation for this seventy-nine-year-old lady and for a seventy-eight-year-old male finisher, France Cokan.
Later that week, he received a standing ovation at the AutismOne conference in Chicago, where he also headlined a rally, gave two presentations, took part in an Age of Autism panel, posed for pictures with Bob Sears, and held a book signing.
Ireland's Jessica Kürten, 40, got a standing ovation from the crowd when her beautiful chestnut mare, Castle Forbes Cosma, belted round the jump-off course in a record 37.58 seconds, making the five-foot fences look like mere trotting poles.
Weeks after Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauescu basked in the glow of the nearly hour-long standing ovation that marked the “reelection” meant to extend his forty-year rule, governments across Eastern Europe East Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia began to crumble.