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Acclaim

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Accla'im. n.s. [acclamo, Lat. from which probably first the verb acclaim, now lost, and then the noun.] A shout of praise acclamation.

Back from pursuit thy pow'rs, with loud acclaim,
Thee only extoll'd
Milton's Par. Lost, b. iii. l. 397.

The herald ends; the vaulted firmament
With loud acclaims, and vast applause, is rent.
Dryd. Fables.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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