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  • Dr. Sholtheis, who had been born to a synagogue in Russia but who was now the most zealous highchurch Episcopalian in Yonkers, was constantly in his polite small way trying to have his scientific work commended by Gottlieb.
  • Even the harassed Gottlieb was commendatory, though he could give but little attention and no help.
  • Thus it happened that at three in the morning Martin was singing to a commendatory audience the ballad he had learned from Gustaf Sondelius: She’d a dark and a roving eye, And her hair hung down in ringlets, A nice girl, a decent girl, But one of the rakish kind.
  • In his speeches Pickerbaugh commended Pugh for "that firm integrity and ready sympathy with which His Honor had backed up every movement for the public weal," and when Pickerbaugh (quite honestly) begged, "Mr. Mayor, if I go to Congress you must appoint Arrowsmith in my place; he knows nothing about politics but he’s incorruptible," then Pugh gave his promise, and amity abode in that land…… Nobody said anything at all about Mr. F. X. Jordan.

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  • I commend you for a good job.
  • This letter from Bellario doth commend a young and learned doctor to our court.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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