Definitions

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

Etymologies

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From French éloge, from Latin ēlogium.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

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