Encouraged by safety and adulation in England; grasping at the Tudor ideal of kingship, determined to reduce to order the kirk from which XXIV.
For Russian historians, strange and terrible to say, Napoleon--that most insignificant tool of history who never anywhere, even in exile, showed human dignity--Napoleon is the object of adulation and enthusiasm; he is grand.
To a man of Johnson's strong understanding and irritable temper, the silly egotism and adulation of Boswell must have been as teasing as the constant buzz of a fly.
There is not in his history a trace of that rather gross adulation in which even Virgil does not disdain to indulge.
She expressed disdain at the adulation the industry gives to beauty over talent.
It does not deserve the charge of mendacity brought against it by some, though the adulation of others is nearly as injudicious.
Demosthenes points out that such adulation is as futile as it is fulsome.
The inhabitants of Berlin, headed by their mayor, came out to meet him, and the newspapers lavished adulation on the victors and abuse on the beaten army.