1 What matters is the fact that, under different circumstances, their approval could have been taken as a foregone conclusion.
2 The material met with the customer's approval, a price was agreed upon, and with incredible celerity the vendor made up the purchase into a brown-paper parcel, and stowed it away in Chichikov's koliaska.
3 After serving three terms I was decorated with the Vladimir of the third class with the approval of the government.
4 he concluded, drinking a tumbler of wine with dignity and looking to the count for approval.
5 They'll ransack that castle, he remarked with evident approval.
6 Prince Bagration bowed his head in sign of assent and approval.
7 He too approached that group and listened with a kindly smile and nods of approval, as he always did, to what the speaker was saying.
8 Count Ilya Rostov smiled blandly and nodded approval.
9 At these words Alpatych nodded as if in approval, and not wishing to hear more went to the door of the room opposite the innkeeper's, where he had left his purchases.
10 On such feelings, more or less dimly shared by all, the unanimity and general approval were founded with which, despite court influences, the popular choice of Kutuzov as commander-in-chief was received.
11 In spite of the obscurity of the soldier's words Pierre understood what he wanted to say and nodded approval.
12 But when our artillery or cavalry advanced or some of our infantry were seen to move forward, words of approval were heard on all sides.
13 Shouts of approval were heard from the crowd around, and at the same moment a mounted patrol of French uhlans appeared from round the corner.
14 Malvintseva expressed approval, and the governor's wife began to speak of Rostov in Mary's presence, praising him and telling how he had blushed when Princess Mary's name was mentioned.
15 Pierre did not in any way seek her approval, he merely studied her with interest.