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  • n. praise

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Praise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of extolling, or the state of being extolled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expression of approval and commendation

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Examples

  • Norm Rubenstein stated that it transcended genre in his extolment for the novel, and I think that's an apt appraisal.

    Rabid Reads: "Ouroboros" by Michael Kelly and Carol Weekes

  • - When we, invincible within the impenetrable and unfaltering extolment of our own virtue, rain a blistering and concussive death upon 100,000 Iraqi men, women, and children who never ventured from their country and posed no threat to a single one of us.

    Randall Robinson: The Terrifying Spectre of Revenge

  • Members of the GAP party made sure to repeatedly extend their "heartfelt acclaim", however; effusively and endlessly adding their exaggerated extolment.

    DUBIOUS, the WMD SUIT

  • There are times of praise, adoration, extolment, when thankfulness is more exuberant, runs over into bursting joy, and times when longing desire carries us into the very bosom of God.

    The Right Knock A Story

  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article; 25 and his infusion of such dearth and rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his semblable26 is his mirror; and who else would trace him, his umbrage, 27 nothing more.

    Act V. Scene II

  • _I_ -- to approach the point in question -- if _I_, writing a poem the end of which is the extolment of what I consider to be Christian truth over the pagan myths shrank even _there_ from naming the name of my

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)

  • The music itself feels like it could be an extolment of the "day," but the words push the mood into a darker meditation on isolation - though not necessarily an autobiographical one.

    NPR Topics: News

  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article; and his infusion of such dearth and rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror; and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.

    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.

    Hamlet

  • In governing his people, he sought to codify and institutionalize civility of public discourse, requiring “restraint in regard to speech, so that there should be no extolment of one’s own sect or disparagement of other sects on inappropriate occasions, and it should be moderate even on appropriate occasions.”

    The Great Experiment

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