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oh vay shuhn

  • n  enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

  • A teenager in the audience drew a standing ovation when he asked the former Delaware Governor whether he agreed that AIDS was a sign from God that homosexuality is an "abomination.
  • The audience leaps to a standing ovation well before he takes a deep breath and kills the famous coda.
  • The audience exploded into a minute-long standing ovation.
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  • LeBron James in New York Daily News
    I've dreamed about playing well in this building,James said after his fifth career 50-point game. "To get a standing ovation in the greatest basketball arena in the world, it is one of the best things that has ever happened to me."
  • Tim Tebow in Dayton Daily News
    It was one of the loudest rounds of ovation and applause that I have been a part of in my entire life,Tebow said Monday. "The team, the players clapped probably for three or four minutes and didn't stop. You could see coach Addazio getting...
  • Ivan Rodriguez in USA Today
    It was awesome,Rodriguez said after the game. "What happened today out there was unbelievable. A standing ovation my first time up, it was awesome. I got some goose bumps when that happened. The video that they did in the third inning was...

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