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Daemon
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 12:00:00 AM
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encomium

(noun) A formal expression of praise; a tribute.

Synonyms: eulogy, paean, panegyric

Usage: We stand humbled by his heroics, and cannot help feeling that this encomium is inadequate to extol his virtue.
lazarius
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 12:16:34 AM

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Daemon wrote:
encomium

(noun) A formal expression of praise; a tribute.


Quote:
"Shut up, Jimmy. You know what I mean. I'm glad for Mag. First fellow she ever had. Oh, here they come."

Across the floor Maggie sailed like a coquettish yacht convoyed by a stately cruiser. And truly, her companion justified the encomiums of the faithful chum. He stood two inches taller than the average Give and Take athlete; his dark hair curled; his eyes and his teeth flashed whenever he bestowed his frequent smiles.

The Comming-Out of Maggie, by O. Henry

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Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 8:04:13 AM

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"Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums."


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Irene Shoniya
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 11:09:39 AM

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Did you know?

The love of praise, howe're concealed by art / Reigns more or less, and glows in every heart. British writer Edward Young knew how much people love to hear praise - and so did the ancient Greeks, the originators of "encomium." They formalized that particular expression of praise and named it an "enkōmion," from their terms en, meaning "in," and kōmos, meaning "celebration." The original encomiums were eulogies or panegyrics, often ones prepared in honor of a victor in the Olympics. The term was later broadened to refer to any laudatory ode. Since then encomiums have been written praising everyone from Julius Caesar to Elton John, although not all have been entirely serious - one of the best known is the satirical "Moriae Encomium" ("Praise of Folly") by Erasmus
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Irma Crespo
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 11:48:11 PM

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Encomiun- A formal expression of praise; a tribute.
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