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  • For it was not because he was defamed himself, but he stood up for his friend [776] that was abused, the occasion giving him a reasonable excuse for self-commendation.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • "Vaisampayana continued, 'Thus addressed by the cowherd in the presence of the females, in words breathing courage, the prince indulging in self-commendation within the female apartments, spoke these words.'"

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • For in prosperity people seem to clutch as it were at glory and enjoy it, and so gratify their ambition; but in adversity, being far from ambition owing to circumstances, such self-commendation seems to be a bearing up and fortifying the spirit against fortune, and an avoidance altogether of that desire for pity and condolence, and that humility, which we often find in adversity.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • To the truth of which self-commendation we bore good testimony.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 4, April, 1891

  • "That is the best thing I ever did in my life," she said in self-commendation.

    Her father`s daughter

  • They who had not been entirely afraid (but merely careful and sneaky), all the barber-shop roués and millinery-parlor mondaines, how archly they were giggling (this second -- she could hear them at it); with what self-commendation they were cackling their suavest wit: "You can't tell me she ain't a gay bird; I'm wise!"

    Main Street

  • "That is the best thing I ever did in my life," she said in self-commendation.

    Her Father's Daughter

  • It was a long time before she made any endeavour to justify herself; but the wide way ran through a country that delighted her, and her progress was so notable that self-commendation and the respect of others made her careless of the occasional stings of conscience.

    The Emancipated

  • Fall not, however, into the common prevaricating way of self-commendation and boasting, by denoting the imperfections of others.

    Christian Morals

  • Following it out to blissful results, he had descried, without self-commendation, a fitness in it.

    Little Dorrit


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