I can only applaud this man's ability to deduce.
Ironically, he seems to applaud their duplicity because it will, his characters believe, be spiritually edifying.
My mind was too awry to applaud or condemn his action.
Nothing pleased him better than to take part with the centurion or the soldier in fencing or other military exercise, and he would applaud any shrewd blow which fell upon his own helmet.
The spectators applaud or hiss according as they make their bow well or ill.
I applaud your anonymity.
At Valangay, where he was sent as a prisoner of state, he sank contentedly into vulgar vice, and did not scruple to applaud the French victories over the people who were suffering unutterable misery in his cause.