Is there no retributive justice dogging his heels, from which all the glories and adulations of earth cannot shield him?
The Phnicians who surrounded the king lavished upon him adulations borrowed from paganism.
But we neither sought their friendship, nor coveted their adulations.
A few days before, the adulations and applauses of a nation were sounding in her ears, and now she was come to this!
But he turned from their adulations almost impatiently to throw himself into the mission in the slums.
The heaping up of adulations, of which this mele is a capital instance, was not peculiar to Hawaiian poetry.
I prefer open attacks to the foolish praise and adulations of friends, for, the truth is, flattery is always paid for.
We have all smiled at the adulations of an ancient preface and the arrogance which too often baulked the poor writer's hopes.
Afterwards the memory of these adulations was a great sadness.
The ladies, in particular, lavished upon him adulations without any bounds.
late 14c., "insincere praise," from Old French adulacion, from Latin adulationem (nominative adulatio) "a fawning; flattery, cringing courtesy," noun of action from past participle stem of aduliari "to flatter," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ulos "tail," from PIE *ul- "the tail" (cf. Sanskrit valah "tail," Lithuanian valai "horsehair of the tail"). The original notion is "to wag the tail" like a fawning dog (cf. Greek sainein "to wag the tail," also "to flatter;" see also wheedle).