Several of these referred to Guy Francon, "who has a tendency to the overornate, but must be commended for his loyalty to the strict tradition of Classicism."
The cupids are well fed and present a pretty picture to the street, against the severe granite of the facade; they are quite commendable, unless you just can’t stand to look at dimpled soles every time you glance out to see whether it’s raining.
It was a commendable trait.
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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.