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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of commend.


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  • Dublin commended college as one of the few places that did push girls toward academic and professional life, but he worried that college had become too one-sided, with not enough emphasis on relationships with men or the family.

    College Girls

  • One has tried to show that they are not really in the nature of concessions to Mrs. Grundy, but that the terms commended are in point of fact of more intrinsic worth than those to which she objects.

    Woman and Womanhood A Search for Principles

  • Mrs. Ormonde had scarcely with a word commended her singing, and had spoken of the lessons as something that might be useful, with no more emphasis.


  • Furthermore, by His rising on the third day, the perfection of the number "three" is commended, which is "the number of everything," as having "beginning, middle, and end," as is said in De Coelo i.

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • In Russia, as a recent mode of treatment, _urtication_ is now enthusiastically commended, that is, slapping, or pricking with a bundle of fresh Nettle twigs for one or more minutes, once, or several times in the day.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • I shall mention is, a man's having a fair reputation and name in the world; a thing upon which envy has always a cross and malign aspect: though surely nothing in nature can be imagined less liable to any rational exception, than for a man of merit to be praised and commended, that is, to have a few good words sprinkled upon him without offence to any one; and that fame, which is nothing but air and voice, should not be able to raise such storms in any breast whatsoever.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • The former referred to lands "commended" to settlers and the latter to the requirement that Indians work these lands for little or no pay and frequently under the lash.

    Bartolome de las Casas: father of liberation theology

  • Yeah, I loved that, she 'commended' Obama and supporters, not even congratulated, where he stomped her.

    Hillary Reportedly Will Hold No Public Events Tomorrow

  • The United States on Tuesday "commended" the election of Kenya's parliament speaker, who is a member of the opposition, saying it was a sign that the feuding sides should unite.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn should be "commended" for his decision to re-open a nuclear reactor against the advice of the country's nuclear watchdog in order to relieve a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes, the prime minister said Thursday.

    Archive 2008-01-01


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