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  • He lauded U.S. efforts to broker peace.
  • Free to laud the Emperor.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • For so many years, my husband has lauded the emotional solidity of midwesterners: stoic, humble, without affectation!
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Clarg’s own harsh breathing was laud in her ears.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • My ugly tweed librarian outfit was lauded as the most work-appropriate.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The crime was sensationalized by the local media, which lauded the police and prosecutor for coming to the aid of a defenseless infant.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Jenny worked as a feature writer in the Post’s "Accent" section; I was a news reporter at the competing paper in the area, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, based an hour south in Fort Laud— erdale.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The women stirred around me, and I thought of a line from "Maggie Lauder" : "Oh, they call me Rab the Ranter, and the lassies all go daft, When I blow up my chanter."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • News of the raid broke, and the men were lauded as heroes.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And without missing a beat, those highly paid newspeople become national heroes, lauded back home in the press and on television.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • I mentioned my reason for desiring to avoid observation in the village, and he lauded it to the skies.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • As a consequence, I must sometimes appear at public functions where I am lauded as a saviour of the public health.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She did not stay to retaliate, but re-entered in a minute, bearing a reaming silver pint, whose contents I lauded with becoming earnestness.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • At these words he uncovered the small cup which contained the substance so lauded, took a teaspoonful of the magic sweetmeat, raised it to his lips, and swallowed it slowly with his eyes half shut and his head bent backwards.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • However, my speech produced nothing else beside a laud laughter, which all the respect due to his majesty from those about him could not make them contain.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Aringarosa had entered Gandolfo’s Astronomy Library with his head held high, fully expecting to be lauded by throngs of welcoming hands, all eager to pat him on the back for his superior work representing Catholicism in America.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Upon Messner’s return to civilization, his ascent was widely lauded as the greatest mountaineering feat of all time.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "Mayor lauds police for bravery," and "a vast mass of evidence assembled against killer."
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Many of the letters lauded his efforts, too.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Love and laud him: me no more.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Rawdon’s generosity, when they were first married, has already been described and lauded.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Near them some semiphosphorescent red porgy rolled by, a variety of gilthead that the Egyptians ranked among their sacred animals, lauding them in religious ceremonies when their arrival in the river’s waters announced the fertile flood season.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud, for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • So when the kings were come together on both parties, and the great feast should be holden, King Arthur asked the King of Northgalis and their fellowship, where was that knight that bare the red sleeve: Bring him afore me that he may have his laud, and honour, and the prize, as it is right.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • When Becky told her father, in strict confidence, how Tom had taken her whipping at school, the Judge was visibly moved; and when she pleaded grace for the mighty lie which Tom had told in order to shift that whipping from her shoulders to his own, the Judge said with a fine outburst that it was a noble, a generous, a magnanimous lie—a lie that was worthy to hold up its head and march down through history breast to breast with George Washington’s lauded Truth about the hatchet!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • ůsign it the more readily from its bearing a false name, and he could not, therefore, recognize the woman in question—once this order was signed, we say, the baron would make her embark immediately, and she knew very well that women condemned to exile employ arms much less powerful in their seductions than the pretendedly virtuous woman whose beauty is lighted by the sun of the world, whose style the voice of fashion lauds, and whom a halo of aristocracy gilds with enchanting splendors.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The Chronicle had a long editorial lauding the courage and sound sense of the handful of men in the Senate who were making a fight against the administration’s tax bill, which would throttle business and enterprise in the state.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • I praised the response as "magnificent" to the press, lauding our people for "defying unprecedented intimidation by the state."
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Here he lauded the Red Army’s practice of leaving a field commander in his post so long as the man wanted it, and deliberately contrasted his view on this matter with the practice of imperialist navies.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Sancho returned to his master mightily pleased with this gratifying answer, and told him all the great lady had said to him, lauding to the skies, in his rustic phrase, her rare beauty, her graceful gaiety, and her courtesy.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • What greatly strengthens such a suspicion is the fact that this controversy between two ill-matched antagonists—at a period, moreover, laud it as we may, when personal influence had far more weight than now—remained for years undecided, and came to a close only with the death of the party occupying the disputed soil.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The principal knew Moon as a good teacher and bona fide musician who had played trombone in Cleveland’s lauded all-black Navy band, an association that came into being because of segregation, so he lured Moon from another public school.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Follows here the strict receipt For that sauce to dainty meat, Named Idleness, which many eat By preference, and call it sweet: First watch for morsels, like a hound Mix well with buffets, stir them round With good thick oil of flatteries, And froth with mean self-lauding lies.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Nor do we hear much of /matins/, /lauds/, /lay-readers/, /ritualism/ and the /liturgy/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Did the hall ring with it as those pansy-boys and their soft ladies applauded and lauded him?
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • CI-DEVANT GENIUS OF THE AGE The proper folks one’s talents laud: Come on, and none shall pass us!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • I can drop this thing, in an emergency, right into Times Square easier than you can laud a trainer.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Well, God be thanked for these rebels; they offend none but the virtuous: I laud them, I praise them.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • He has been lauded everywhere he has traveled in the small island nation, hailed as a victorious returning son.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • They are eager to wear their new status as ladies, to be paraded about and lauded until they see themselves with new eyes.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Some who were lauded as shining examples of patriotism looked hardly fit for battle, like the Connecticut unit comprised entirely of "aged gentlemen."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The American lauds as a noble and praiseworthy ambition what our own forefathers in the Middle Ages stigmatized as servile cupidity, just as he treats as a blind and barbarous frenzy that ardor of conquest and martial temper which bore them to battle.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • To make a vaunt of being poor was another of the incidents of his splenetic state, though this may have had the design in it of showing that he ought to be rich; just as he would publicly laud and decry the Barnacles, lest it should be forgotten that he belonged to the family.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • They submit to this state of things as an irremediable evil, but they are careful not to show that they are galled by its continuance; it is even not uncommon to hear them laud the delights of a republican government, and the advantages of democratic institutions when they are in public.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • So when the kings were come together on both parties, and the great feast should be holden, King Arthur asked the King of Northgalis and their fellowship, where was that knight that bare the red sleeve: Bring him afore me that he may have his laud, and honour, and the prize, as it is right.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • After lauding the dentist-both he and Aunt Bertha had been present the evening an old woman had come to the office to test out her newly-made plates, and after eating a pear and a heavily poppy-seeded roll, had gone away satisfiedMr. Sternowitz drifted to the leggings business and prophesied that it would soon disappear under earth.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • McKim assigned Frank Millet to secure the attendance of the nation’s finest painters, and these took their seats beside the most prominent writers and architects and the patrons who supported them all, men like Marshall Field and Henry Villard, and together they spent the night lauding Burnham—prematurely—for achieving the impossible.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Men of letters, following in the painters’ wake, conspired suddenly to find artistic value in the turns; and red-nosed comedians were lauded to the skies for their sense of character; fat female singers, who had bawled obscurely for twenty years, were discovered to possess inimitable drollery; there were those who found an aesthetic delight in performing dogs; while others exhausted their vocabulary to extol the distinction of conjurers and trick-cyclists.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • * *what was owing him* He was (if I shall give him his laud) A thief, and eke a Sompnour, and a bawd.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Somewhere else a phonograph, scratchy and faded, was hissing out a record of "Roamin’ in the Gloamin’," sung by Harry Lauder.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
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