Applause

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What does it mean when you dream about applause?

Giving oneself recognition or the desire for recognition.

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This feat of horsemanship again attracted the applause of the multitude.
Another outbreak of applause began, but was promptly checked.
And come in the doctor did, and stood there, quite unmoved by the thunders of applause that greeted his appearance.
As the last distressing sentiment of the piece was brought forth, it was greeted by that kind of applause which rings as sincere.
performed a compassion-inspiring curtsy, got her meed of applause, and sat down flushed and happy.
The silence prevailed again--and was a second time broken by another roar of applause.
Ringwood) passes with a wooden box, containing silver flagons, and cries "Pots" with such exquisite humour and naturalness that the whole house rings with applause, and a bouquet is thrown to him.
We always smash into it with an earthquake of applause.
A shower of applause greeted the Donkey as he arose to his feet.
The first scene, in which there was nobody particular, passed off calmly enough, but when Miss Snevellicci went on in the second, accompanied by the phenomenon as child, what a roar of applause broke out
This proposal met with general applause, until an old mouse got up and said: "That is all very well, but who is to bell the Cat?
Blount, was lifting his loud voice in applause, and the astonished financier his (in some considerable deprecation), when a knock sounded at the double front doors.