Gingrich is a strong debater, agile enough even to turn a question about past marital infidelity into an applause line.
Neither do I. But, several rounds of applause and a standing ovation later, Les Misérables proved all the naysayers wrong.
This was followed by murmurs of “mm-hmms” throughout the room, and some applause.
“The nation is divided, David, because of attitudes like that,” Huntsman said to applause from the audience.
The applause lines write themselves: We should be spending that money in Kansas, not Kabul, and so on.
There was no applause, which chilled the singers and everybody else.
There was laughter and applause and not a soul offered to leave.
When she got through, there was a round of applause throughout the company.
Yet it was received by the only burst of applause which broke the monotony of the occasion.
There was a murmur of applause as the bearers set down the stretcher and displayed a goodly cask.