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  • n. Plural form of encomium.


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  • Despite the relentless encomiums from the last three U.S. administrations, Shevardnadze was brutal and corrupt.

    a 2004 neocon attack on soros

  • Those who from time to time sit at Mr. Speaker's right have certain encomiums coming to them as well, but you didn't ask me to speak on that aspect of the parliamentary process, so I am content to leave it at that.

    The Role of the Opposition in Parliament

  • On my return home, I had a party to supper; and the whole conversation centred in encomiums on the person, graces, and amiable manners of the illustrious Heir-apparent.

    Memoirs of Mary Robinson

  • Any news about memorial scholarships, or essay awards, or any other kind of encomiums to Jamie went up on the blog.

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  • The 40th anniversary of the Normandy landings and of V-E and V-J days had filled the air with encomiums to our long-lost martial splendor, and I naively felt bad that B. Bunny had to serve in the debased, modern Marine Corps.

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  • B is for boring encomiums thanking mum, dad, Fido the dog – and, of course, my wonderful wife.

    Rupert Murdoch: don't fear an old man in his twilight years

  • On TV, NBC summoned Jack Nicklaus on the horn to start the encomiums.

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  • [1] Dr Drake of Hadleigh in Suffolk has given by letter encomiums of no common kind, and the vanity of your humble servant is a little upon the alert, we are well.

    Letter 179

  • M. Krempe was not equally docile; and in my condition at that time, of almost insupportable sensitiveness, his harsh blunt encomiums gave me even more pain than the benevolent approbation of M. Waldman.

    Chapter 5

  • Turning aside encomiums for his party's dominant election-night performance, the soon-to-be House Speaker, John Boehner R-Oh., called the returns "a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people."

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