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Latin ovātiō ovātiōn- a Roman victory ceremony from ovātus past participle of ovāre to rejoice
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin ovationem, accusative of ovatio, from ovo (“I exult").
Gotama's return became an ovation; musicians preceded and followed his chariot, while shouts of joy and triumph fell on his ear.
We gave him a standing ovation for his efforts.
With the fastest rise to standing ovation I have even seen in my life.
In 1896 President Steyn visited Pretoria, where he received an ovation as the probable future president of the two Republics.
With proper practice, you are sure to impress your potential employer and earn a standing ovation!
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