Origin of approbation
OTHER WORDS FROM approbationpre·ap·pro·ba·tion, nounself-ap·pro·ba·tion, nounsub·ap·pro·ba·tion, noun
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How to use approbation in a sentence
A commercial transaction does not confer ethical approbation on a customer.How ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Hurting Everyone’s Freedom|Robert Shrum|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For them to take a name like that suggests not racism but approbation.Levon Helm of The Band: Obituary|Malcolm Jones|April 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is a risk to all this approbation, of course, which is that we forget some of his failings.Must Reads: Madison’s Slaves, Pam Houston, and Alec Wilkinson|Eric Herschthal, Kevin Canfield, Nina MacLaughlin|February 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The word “provocative” is often a term of approbation; here it is clearly intended pejoratively.Nick Kristof's Unhinged Attack on Ayaan Hirsi Ali|Andrew Roberts|May 30, 2010|DAILY BEAST
One of the things about elites is that they only care about the approbation of the members of their own elites.Charlie Wilson's CIA Adventures|George Crile|February 11, 2010|DAILY BEAST
To lose a breath of the public approbation in his present state, were to give up fatally the only stay on which he rested.
This was a very strong expression of approbation, and an uncommonly hearty welcome from a person of Mr. Sikess temperament.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Many, therefore, who did not assent to all that the King had said, joined in a loud hum of approbation when he concluded.
There he saw the ceremony of ordination performed, and expressed warm approbation of the Anglican ritual.
Shall he use any means to make his pleasure known, of which men, by giving obedience, will not testify their approbation?The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham