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In a manner resulting from or revealing approval.‘several heads nodded approvingly at this concept’
- ‘He had approvingly described seventeen seances with Mrs. Piper.’
- ‘Numerous early records speak approvingly of him as wise and compassionate.’
- ‘I looked approvingly at myself in the mirror.’
- ‘It will be noted approvingly that the prose poem blurs boundaries.’
- ‘Reporting on a conference co-sponsored by the high lama and the technical institute, she commented approvingly that "science and faith are making nice almost everywhere."’
- ‘Some even spoke approvingly of "wars of choice."’
- ‘People who write in votes for nonexistent candidates such as Mickey Mouse are often cited approvingly in media outlets.’
- ‘He approvingly posted a piece entitled "Politicians must never be the guardians of our press."’
- ‘He nodded approvingly, indicating for me to continue.’
- ‘He just looked on approvingly, but never said much.’
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