She proudly dipped across the room and, to the interest and commendation of all beholders, sat on the arm of Kennicott’s chair.
Carol liked praise, the flavor and fatness of it, but she was so energetically being sorry for herself that she could not taste this commendation.
They who had not been entirely afraid (but merely careful and sneaky), all the barber-shop roues 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!"
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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.