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  • Valuing himself not a little upon his elegance, being indeed a proper man of person, this talkative now applied himself to his dress with animadversions of some heat upon the sudden whimsy of the atmospherics while the company lavished their encomiums upon the project he had advanced.

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  • Andy handed out encomiums to several productive fishing holes we passed and indicated an osprey’s nest on top of a utility pole.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • 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.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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