n.1.One who approves.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Entangled in "pure, disinterested benevolence that encourages us to suffer with fictive beings" (40) is an indulgence in the good feeling of self-approbation and, furthermore, the sense of belonging to a group of like-minded approbators. Thus, Lady Louisa Stuart, writing to Scott about Henry Mackenzie's classic sentimental novel, The Man of Feeling, recalls, "I remember so well its first publication, my mother and sisters crying over it, dwelling upon it with rapture!