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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.
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.
This same representation which had been begun amid so unanimous an acclamation! Eternal flood and ebb of popular favor!
But this is the way we manage it; we collect a crowd like this one here, then each person in turn passes his head through a hole, and makes a grimace at the rest; time one who makes the ugliest, is elected pope by general acclamation; that's the way it is.
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.