Standing ovations are also often given in a sporting context to reflect outstanding individual performance. Standing ovations are considered a special honor. Often they are used at the entrance or exit of a speaker or artist, where spectators continue the ovations until the person ornounces or begins their speech. Some listeners around the world have observed that standing ovations are now devalued, as in politics, where, on some occasions, standing ovations to political leaders can be given as a matter of course rather than as a special honor in unusual circumstances. Examples include party conferences in many countries, where the leader`s speech is naturally rewarded with standing ovations “controlled by the stage,” and the President of the United States` State of the Union address (see the 6:15 and 7:00 ovations here on YouTube). It is more than exceptional that this speech is initiated, interrupted and followed by standing ovations, both from the president`s party and his political opponents. Traditionally, however, all standing ovations that occur before the speech begins, unlike those that interrupt it, are given to the glory of the office itself and not the individual incumbent, and the president is never introduced by name. Both were greeted by the audience at the sold-out Empire Theatre with standing ovations. He insists that this is the only appropriate thing, that it would be an anti-climax to live after such a reception and ovations.
But when someone falls to the ground or empties, it`s a standing ovation. Not only did she receive standing ovations and past grades, but she also laid the foundation for her academic and musical career. Sir. Lincoln received a magnificent ovation from troops and people of color as he drove through the city. A standing ovation is a form of applause in which members of a seated audience stand up and applaud after extraordinary performances of particularly high applause. In ancient Rome, military commanders (such as Marcus Licinius Crassus after his defeat at Spartacus), whose victories did not quite meet the demands of triumph, but who were nevertheless commendable, returned with ovations from the Latin ovo, “I rejoice.” The use of the word in English to refer to sustained applause dates back to at least 1831.  Democrats gave Pelosi a standing ovation when the final tally was announced, while the Republican side of the House was nearly empty. Before he could sip, his name was announced and he had to run onto the stage to receive a standing ovation. When the Espada finally accomplished her courageous feat in such conditions, she received such a standing ovation that deserved her skill.
After Carey was shot, the House of Representatives gave the Capitol Police a standing ovation. The party was greeted with a sustained ovation during the trip. He is happy and at peace with his retirement at 28 — even if there were no standing ovations, no blanket, no ceremony to show his tearful gratitude to his teammates, family or supporters. Like Nixon, when he declared Bush victorious — and asked God to bless his opponent — Gore received a standing ovation. When you have a number like “Maybe this time” that`s so powerful, you need a standing ovation afterwards. A moment later, the Kiowa finished his boastful account and received loud ovations from his people. His placement at the top of British life is itself a bit crazy, as shown in the series Ovation.