Phrases with "adulation"

If upon any occasion he shewed any symptoms of haughtiness, it was to the cringing nobles who lavished their adulation upon him till it became fulsome. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He had bought for himself out of all the wealth streaming through his fingers neither adulation nor love, neither splendour nor comfort. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At this rate she will soon be surfeited with adulation of the ordinary sort. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

And Ione listened to him, absorbed and mute; dearer were those accents, and those descriptions, than all the prodigal adulation of her numberless adorers. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

D. H. Lawrence And Paul really DID admire “Gipsy” wholeheartedly; in fact, his mother scarcely forgave the boy for the adulation with which he treated the girl. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Bram Stoker There is, regarding the youth of the Princess, such an overdone flood of adulation that it is out of place in a serious history of a human life. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

E. F. Benson Though she did not want Georgie (and Riseholme) to think she joined in the uncritical adulation of Olga, she certainly did not want Georgie to tell Olga that she didn’t. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

George Meredith The adulation of the multitude was raised to inflate them, whose self-respect had not one prop to rest on, unless it were contempt for the flatterers and prophetic foresight of their perfidy. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

His adulation was incessant, and he applied it in the very thickest slabs. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Read it, I conjure you! You will not find in it the insipid adulation which is the plague of monarchs. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Olaf Stapledon Nearly all were content to live at ease on the fat of the land and the adulation of the masses. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Caroline Lamb Remember the friend of thy youth; though he appear unkind, his seeming neglect is better worth than the vows and adulation of all beside. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

All the small poets and littérateurs of the day poured floods of adulation upon him. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

He told himself that he had been let off fairly easily, though he winced considerably under the adulation of the Daily Mercury, and found himself breathing most freely when least was said about him. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Meredith The senses, ready to become so slavish in adulation and delight, are at the beginning more exacting than the judgement, more imperious than the will. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

It was a wonder his head was not turned by adulation at the onset, for he was courted, flattered and caressed by all classes, from a royal duke downward. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

His bodily vigour, his cool inflexible manner, his courage and his fairness, had secured for him much respect and some adulation in the sphere of his early successes. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]