- And the rumor of this new presence having spread itself whisperingly around, there arose at length from the whole company a buzz, or murmur, expressive of disapprobation and surprise- then, finally, of terror, of horror, and of disgust. - "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
- Mrs. Patten, however, felt equal disapprobation, and had no reasons for suppressing it. - "Scenes of Clerical Life", George Eliot.
- His Excellency, on seeing some symptoms of disapprobation manifested, said, Well, if you cannot afford to pay so much, pay what you can afford; but above all, use conciliatory measures, and I have not a doubt on my mind but that the people will go to their work. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.