So here Obama is, craving security and adulation, but being denied both.
The thing I worry about is that he likes giving good speeches, he likes the adulation and he likes to make people happy.
She was a fighter, a poor gal whose love of the movies propelled her into a complex life of adulation and rejection.
Apollo misses the adulation of believers, and wants to fill a new planet with humans who will worship him.
The audience was not yet done showering Simons with adulation.
It is strange that the man so little prone to adulation should, himself, be the recipient of almost universal adoration.
Through all this adulation Franklin passed serenely, if not unconsciously.
There is not in his history a trace of that rather gross adulation in which even Virgil does not disdain to indulge.
He had simply laughed off their adulation; but he was not laughing now.
Does he seek to enhance his glory by receiving the adulation of cringing slaves?
late 14c., "insincere praise," from Old French adulacion, from Latin adulationem (nominative adulatio) "a fawning; flattery, cringing courtesy," noun of action from past participle stem of aduliari "to flatter," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ulos "tail," from PIE *ul- "the tail" (cf. Sanskrit valah "tail," Lithuanian valai "horsehair of the tail"). The original notion is "to wag the tail" like a fawning dog (cf. Greek sainein "to wag the tail," also "to flatter;" see also wheedle).