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acclamation

by acclamation
a. by an overwhelming majority without a ballot
b. Canadian (of an election or electoral victory) without opposition
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The shouts of the multitude, together with the acclamations of the heralds, and the clangour of the trumpets, announced the triumph of the victors and the defeat of the vanquished.
A loud shout from the spectators, waving of scarfs and handkerchiefs, and general acclamations, attested the interest taken by the spectators in this encounter; the most equal, as well as the best performed, which had graced the day.
To extricate himself from the stirrups and fallen steed, was to the Templar scarce the work of a moment; and, stung with madness, both at his disgrace and at the acclamations with which it was hailed by the spectators, he drew his sword and waved it in defiance of his conqueror.
The noise of the trumpets excited him -- the popular acclamations deafened him: for a moment he allowed his reason to be absorbed in this flood of lights, tumult and brilliant images.
Then all these people rejoice, they love their king, they hail him with their acclamations, and they cry, `Vive le Roi
Half an hour after the entrance of the king, fresh acclamations were heard; these announced the arrival of the queen.
So, the petition in favour of the bill was agreed upon, and the meeting adjourned with acclamations, and Mr Nickleby and the other directors went to the office to lunch, as they did every day at half-past one o'clock; and to remunerate themselves for which trouble, (as the company was yet in its infancy,) they only charged three guineas each man for every such attendance.
In the beginning he had welcomed with acclamations the additions.
He had caught their interest, and the audience urged the chairman by acclamation to extend Martin's time.
Slipper," said Captain Duncan, selected by acclamation.
As their approval and acclamation arose on the air, Red-Eye snarled down at them, and on the instant they were subdued to silence.