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  • n. Plural form of panegyrist.


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  • "Chroniclers, biographers and panegyrists tended to associate their heroes especially with the cardinal virtues, rather than the others — possibly because the Theological ones were so essential that they could be taken for granted."

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • It was a golden age for poets and panegyrists, koranists and literati, preachers and rhetoricians, physicians and scientists who, besides receiving high salaries and fabulous presents, were treated with all the honours of Chinese Mandarins; and, like these, the humblest Moslem — fisherman or artizan — could aspire through knowledge or savoir faire to the highest offices of the Empire.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • ‘Sacred counsel99,’ as the saying goes — well, sirs, if ever the saying held, it should hold I think today; when, if I be proved to have given you good counsel, I shall not lack panegyrists, or if evil, your imprecations will be many-tongued.


  • Two of their pretended kings perished in this manner, at which the panegyrists of Constantine are in ecstasies.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • His panegyrists reduce the number of the murdered to seven or eight thousand, which is a very small number to them; but they elevate to the sky the tender piety of this good prince, who deprived himself of mass, as also that of his accomplice, the detestable Rufinus.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • I might add (but I would rather put the rest into the mouth of the panegyrists of injustice — they will tell you) that the just man will be scourged, racked, bound, will have his eyes put out, and will at last be crucified (literally impaled) — and all this because he ought to have preferred seeming to being.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Monsieur du Boccage is another of your panegyrists; and he tells me that Madame Boccage a pris avec vous le ton de mie et de bonne; and that you like it very well.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • During the Games, philosophers and panegyrists would hang around there like midges.

    See Delphi and Die

  • To admit all that his panegyrists have said of his genius is but to augment his depravity, since by the most wicked and wanton perversion of that genius, he made it the successful instrument of the most base and barbarous purposes.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 4, April 1810

  • After the siege of Toulon, which his panegyrists regard as the first step to his good fortune, he returned to Paris, apparently in the worst possible mood for adventure.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847


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