standing ovation

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Noun1.standing ovation - enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)standing ovation - enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
credit, recognition - approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"
applause, clapping, hand clapping - a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
standing ovation
staande ovatie
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Nowitzki received two standing ovations from the crowd at the game of Dallas Mavericks against Sacramento Kings, where he scored 23 points at the American Airlines Center.
Mr Gibbins said: "With two standing ovations to finish, we made our way back to Bugibba knowing we had upheld and enhanced the reputation of Welsh choral singing on the island.
There were a number of standing ovations and Steve said: "I'm deeply touched, it's taken me 40 years to get here.
What do you do after the first few standing ovations if the speaker makes a point that you like even more?
Sure, Cowell might give Leona four standing ovations.
And when the dancing was over, adoring fans overwhelmed Kent with standing ovations and countless curtain calls.
Bethune didn't just make a gracious acceptance speech -- first, she performed several dance pieces on stage with some of her students (``She wouldn't have it any other way,'' quipped Powers), including a lively version of ``Steam Heat,'' to standing ovations from the packed house at the Beverly Hilton.
For Henry Cecil, it was three standing ovations - one on his way to the stage, one when he got there and one as he came back - plus a Cartier Award of Merit.
And the congregation does indeed support Stroud, who received not one but two standing ovations during her coming-out sermon.
The highlights of the evening were an address by Ethiopian-born student, Yoni Wata, and surprise remarks by Rudin's sons, Scott and Ben - all of whom received standing ovations.
based Infocom Group, was inducted into the NEPA Hall of Fame at a luncheon in which his popularity in the association was underscored by not one but two standing ovations.
Lead singer for The Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young, and his new band, Celtic Mambo, received standing ovations on their nationwide tour, which began March 29 through April 29, 2006.