Definitions

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  • n. An expression of praise.
  • n. A statement or disquisition in praise of someone who has died.
  • n. Specifically, the statement made by a new member of the French Academy about his predecessor.

Etymologies

From French éloge, from Latin ēlogium. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I shall be proud and bound to help in any way about the eloge, which is rather a heavy tax on proposers of medals, as I found about

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1

  • The various speculations of that great and energetic intellect in metaphysic, logic, natural theology, natural law, are merely drawn out in a long table of succinct propositions, while the account of the life and character of Leibnitz is simply taken from the excellent eloge which had been published upon him by Fontenelle in 1716.

    Diderot and the Encyclopaedists

  • There is a great eloge upon the Cambrians, but whether Mr. Campbell would be flattered with it I am not sure.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • I really believe, if any man ever went through life with consummate discretion, it has been himself, and he has preserved his reputation at the same time, or else I should not give his conduct this eloge.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • The chief subject of C. Fox's harangue yesterday was an eloge upon economy, and Jack Townshend, (154) who spoke for the second time, rehearsed these maxims of his preceptor.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • Emily has left off writing to me; he wrote to me twice pour faire votre eloge, ce qui ne fut fort peu necessaire, and there was an end of his epistolary correspondence.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • I could have almost cried with delight at this cordial, unlaboured eloge. '

    Life Of Johnson

  • To understand the march of feeling in French literature, and to measure the growth and expansion in criticism, we need only compare Diderot's _eloge_ on

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists Volume II.

  • Till Alcibiades ends the splendid eloge that Plato puts into his mouth with these words,

    Bunyan Characters (3rd Series)

  • I wish our country could show more men like Chalmers to hold up to imitation, or if too exalted to be imitated, yet still to be proud of; and that they were fortunate enough to have admirers such as you, capable of recording their worth in an eloge, such as the public has the satisfaction of receiving at your hands.

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

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