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Sense and Sensibility
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  • I value not her censure any more than I should do her commendation.
  • I am flattered by his commendation.
  • Here too, Miss Dashwood’s commendation, being only simple and just, came in without any eclat.
  • From such commendation as this, however, there was not much to be learned; Elinor well knew that the sweetest girls in the world were to be met with in every part of England, under every possible variation of form, face, temper and understanding.
  • —Then you must be no friend of mine; for those who will accept of my love and esteem, must submit to my open commendation.
  • The nature of her commendation, in the present case, however, happened to be particularly ill-suited to the feelings of two thirds of her auditors, and was so very unexhilarating to Edward, that he very soon got up to go away.
  • "I am sure," replied Elinor, with a smile, "that his dearest friends could not be dissatisfied with such commendation as that.
  • "You decide on his imperfections so much in the mass," replied Elinor, "and so much on the strength of your own imagination, that the commendation I am able to give of him is comparatively cold and insipid.

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  • a letter of commendation for superior performance
  • She received a commendation for bravery for rescuing the old woman from the burning home.

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