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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
  • I was expecting a stodgy, older gentleman who’d offer me canned encomiums about Hopkins and then stiffen and ask for the check when he found out the details of my standardized test scores.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • When he had enumerated the many different occasions on which the Hurons had exhibited their courage and prowess, in the punishment of insults, he digressed in a high encomium on the virtue of wisdom.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans

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  • This great prince received me at my landing with all possible encomiums, and created me a nardac upon the spot, which is the highest title of honour among them.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • While these, and many other encomiums, were being passed on the accomplished Nancy, that young lady made the best of her way to the police-office; whither, notwithstanding a little natural timidity consequent upon walking through the streets alone and unprotected, she arrived in perfect safety shortly afterwards.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • And applying his black beard to the pitcher, he took a draught much more moderate in quantity than his encomium seemed to warrant.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Mr. Micawber roused me from this reflection, which was blended with a certain remorseful apprehension of seeing Steerforth himself, by bestowing many encomiums on the absent Littimer as a most respectable fellow, and a thoroughly admirable servant.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • These encomiums bring them to Mount Pleasant and to Grandfather Smallweed’s house.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The technique of identifying likenesses, the technique of praise, that of encomium and that of amplification.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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  • Most of the encomiums seemed to embarrass and amuse Farmer.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • 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.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Without subscribing to these perhaps exaggerated encomiums, I can truly say that my abode in the city was mainly agreeable, and my intercourse with the inhabitants productive of much amusement and instruction.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • ’Very well, ma’am,’ said Ralph, turning to the door, for these encomiums on poverty irritated him; ’I have done my duty, and perhaps more than I ought: of course nobody will thank me for saying what I have.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • And accordingly this second trip was made, a long and nervous conversation between himself and Roberta on the way resulting in nothing more than some explanations as to why thus far he had not been able to achieve anything, plus certain encomiums addressed to her concerning her courage in acting for herself in this way.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • She then burst forth into much warmer encomiums on the beauty of his person; enumerating many particulars, and ending with the whiteness of his skin.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The defense justified the encomium.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Piute added his encomium: "Damn—heap big bear— Jack kill um—big chief!"
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • This bounteous repast surprised and delighted the girls; when they had once tasted the roast wild turkey, then Milt Dale had occasion to blush at their encomiums.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • But as the encomiums to Washington continued, in speeches, sermons, and editorials—tributes that seemed often as contrived for show as the black plumes and fans—Abigail grew extremely impatient.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It afforded Madeline exceeding pleasure to have from one and all of her guests varied encomiums of her beautiful home, and a real and warm interest in what promised to be a delightful and memorable visit.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • When she had finished the wine and these encomiums, he charged her to load her basket (she was never without her basket) with every eatable thing upon the table, and to take especial care to leave no scrap behind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • "I thank you most sincerely for your polite notice of me," Washington wrote, "and however undeserving I may be of such encomium and panegyrick, the style and manner exhibit a striking proof of your great poetical talents."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • _ This accounts for the continuation of monarchy; neither do the characters of the few good kings which have lived since, either sanctify the title, or blot out the sinfulness of the origin; the high encomium given of David takes no notice of him OFFICIALLY AS A KING, but only as a MAN after God’s own heart.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • But the ruling power in the United States is not to be made game of; the smallest reproach irritates its sensibility, and the slightest joke which has any foundation in truth renders it indignant; from the style of its language to the more solid virtues of its character, everything must be made the subject of encomium.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The /Metropolitan Magazine/, of which Col. Roosevelt is an editor, announces on its letter paper that it is "the /livest/ magazine in America," and /Poetry/, the organ of the new poetry movement, prints at the head of its contents page the following encomium from the /New York Tribune/: "the /livest/ art in America today is poetry, and the /livest/ expression of that art is in this little Chicago monthly."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "I never seen their like," was Lassiter’s encomium, "an’ in my day I’ve seen a sight of horses.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • And as a remedy for this fatal evil he is everywhere peculiarly emphatical in his encomiums on the habeas-corpus act, which in one place he calls "the BULWARK of the British Constitution.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Hence they past to the beauty of the place, on which Jones launched forth very high encomiums.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • He then launched forth into a panegyric on Allworthy’s goodness; into the highest encomiums on his friendship; and concluded by saying, he should never forgive his brother for having put the place which he bore in that friendship to a hazard.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The master was so highly elated with these encomiums, that he could not refrain from adding some more of his own.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • This speech was immediately published throughout the kingdom; nor did any thing terrify the people so much as those encomiums on his majesty’s mercy; because it was observed, that the more these praises were enlarged and insisted on, the more inhuman was the punishment, and the sufferer more innocent.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Though I plead guilty to some foolish palpitations of the heart during our headlong rush over the causeway here constructed, yet it were unjust to withhold the highest encomiums on the boldness of its original conception and the ingenuity of those who executed it.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • He said the alliance was such as he sincerely wished; then launched forth into a very just encomium on the young lady’s merit; acknowledged the offer to be advantageous in point of fortune; and after thanking Mr Western for the good opinion he had professed of his nephew, concluded, that if the young people liked each other, he should be very desirous to complete the affair.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Pursuing this encomium upon the poor follower with such energy and relish as no words can describe, brother Charles leant back in his chair, and delivered the remainder of his relation with greater composure.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Partridge ran out into the most extravagant encomiums on her face, though he could not refrain from paying some compliments to the gold lace on her habit; the post-boy sung forth the praises of her goodness, which were likewise echoed by the other post-boy, who was now come in.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • And off she did go—if coaches be feminine—amidst a loud flourish from the guard’s horn, and the calm approval of all the judges of coaches and coach-horses congregated at the Peacock, but more especially of the helpers, who stood, with the cloths over their arms, watching the coach till it disappeared, and then lounged admiringly stablewards, bestowing various gruff encomiums on the beauty of the turn-out.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • In compliance with Mr. Fagin’s request, the Artful untied this bundle, which was of large size, and formed of an old table-cloth; and handed the articles it contained, one by one, to Charley Bates: who placed them on the table, with various encomiums on their rarity and excellence.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Matters being thus adjusted, his lordship took his leave, and the ladies retired to rest, where Mrs Fitzpatrick entertained her cousin with many high encomiums on the character of the noble peer, and enlarged very particularly on his great fondness for his wife; saying, she believed he was almost the only person of high rank who was entirely constant to the marriage bed.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Mr Pyke no sooner ascertained that he was quite right in his conjecture, than he launched into the most extravagant encomiums of the divine original; and in the warmth of his enthusiasm kissed the picture a thousand times, while Mr Pluck pressed Mrs Nickleby’s hand to his heart, and congratulated her on the possession of such a daughter, with so much earnestness and affection, that the tears stood, or seemed to stand, in his eyes.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • …from the Lips of Mrs Nickleby The square in which the counting-house of the brothers Cheeryble was situated, although it might not wholly realise the very sanguine expectations which a stranger would be disposed to form on hearing the fervent encomiums bestowed upon it by Tim Linkinwater, was, nevertheless, a sufficiently desirable nook in the heart of a busy town like London, and one which occupied a high place in the affectionate remembrances of several grave persons domiciled in the…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • This part of the existing hymn ends with an encomium of the Delian festival of Apollo and of the Delian choirs.
    Homer  --  Collection Of Hesiod, Homer and Homerica
  • ’ And applying his black beard to the pitcher, he took a draught much more moderate in quantity than his encomium seemed to warrant.
    Scott, Walter  --  Ivanhoe
  • Winkle stayed not to hear the encomium upon his friend.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • Notwithstanding the encomiums of Mr.
    Wiggin, Kate Douglas  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • And truly, her companion justified the encomiums of the faithful chum.
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
  • To deny the deep gratification I felt at the encomiums I received, would be hypocrisy.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief
  • These encomiums bring them to Mount Pleasant and to Grandfather Smallweed’s house.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House
  • We were growing accustomed to encomiums on wonders that too often proved no wonders at all.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
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