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a juh lay shuhn

  • n  servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise

  • The star grew so use to adulation that when he fell from public grace he was shattered.
  • Aishwarya Rai gets the sort of web adulation that even Britney Spears might envy.
  • Ferran Adria has won the adulation of food critics and cooks by whipping up startling combinations of texture, temperature and taste: bite-size cuttlefish ravioli that explode in a .
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  • Marshall: Griffin III will be fine if he maintains focus
    The line in sports between public adulation and criticism is thin and easily crossed.
    June 7, 2013 - Abilene Reporter-News
  • Adoration Trumped Differences, Until It Didn’t – Modern Love
    A writer reflects on a relationship in which her boyfriend’s instant adulation eclipsed her doubts about how little they knew about each other.
    June 6, 2013 - New York Times
  • Robert Sietsema Is Hopeful for the Future of Food Writing
    Can't you tell how serious he is? "Why pay expenses and pay a food critic when you can get the same bounce making puffy descriptions of places that open? I’m hoping that once people start treating food as a normal thing and not some source of adulation, we’ll be able to go back to food journalism." — Former Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema , who was fired last month after twenty years ...
    June 5, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Maurice Cheeks in
    The adulation he received was very much deserved,Cheeks said. "I got to watching him and got a little touched by it and I realized I had to go coach the game."
  • Bob Arum in
    To me, it's reminiscent of how (Muhammad) Ali was,Arum said. "It's mainly with Filipinos, but it's the same adulation that I remember when I was promoting Ali. He's a lovely kid. He's not braggadocious like Ali, but he's hardly quiet. He's...
  • Shane Watson in
    I hope one day that adulation might be there in Australia because it's my home country,Watson said, "and I love playing in Australia, for Australia."

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