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She extolled passage of the law as a victory for all Americans.
  praise, glorify, or honor
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  • She extolled passage of the law as a victory for all Americans.
  • She always extols his virtues.
  • She has a lot of confidence in government and is forever extolling proposed government programs to make the world safe for people like Homer Simpson.
  • She has a lot of confidence in people and is always extolling free choice as the best way to help people pursue happiness.

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  • The time has passed when he was an object of ridicule, and it is no longer a mark of eccentricity to defend or of perversity to extol him.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • He extolled his congregation to read Luther.
  • conversations ... extolling the virtues of Martin Luther King over Malcolm X and vice versa,
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • ... people who were extolling his various virtues now that he was dead, even though I knew for a fact they hadn’t seen him in months and had made no effort to visit him.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • When she was growing up, some of her friends had extolled the joys of camping, but she’d thought they were deranged.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song

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  • "We of the younger generation extol the wisdom of that great leader and educator," I shouted,
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Go to Uruk, find Gilgamesh, extol the strength of this wild man.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • extol the virile potency of
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The Parisian police, so much extolled for acumen, are cunning, but no more.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • But thou hast promised from us two a race
    To fill the earth, who shall with us extol
    Thy goodness infinite, both...
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • An announcer’s voice came on, extolled Ginsu knives, gave an 800 number, and informed those Colorado watchers who had simply been panting for a good set of Ginsu knives that Operators Were Standing By.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Extolling its many virtues, the salesman noted that this was El Jefe’s favorite car.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Flatter and praise, commend, extol their graces;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • to extol the saint
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Arthur, not being in the mood to extol the memory of the deceased, was silent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He did not cajole or extol.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • extoller of hate and conciliation, Extoller of armies and those that sleep in each others’ arms.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Wine in hand, she’d herd guests from room to overfurnished room, extolling the genius of the architect and telling war stories about the construction ("It took months to get these sconces from Italy").
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I could extol your virtues endlessly, but I want you to finish. reading and answer me quickly.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • My mother starts extolling the virtues of the phone as if I don’t know everything it can do, for example, reveal my exact whereabouts at any given moment.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Prostitutes, most from Amsterdam, they were in prison not for their profession—which was extolled as a patriotic duty—but for infecting German soldiers.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • To this day, the troubadours sang songs extolling the virtues of "our Lady"—a mysterious and beautiful woman to whom they pledged themselves forever.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Only the man who extols the purity of a love devoid of desire, is capable of the depravity of a desire devoid of love.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • After he had sufficiently extolled the property of discretion, he undertook to exhibit in what manner its use was applicable to the present situation of their tribe.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • There is a march of hexameters extolling Odysseus’ courage when he and the Akhaian captains were waiting in the wooden horse to bring death upon the Trojans.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • As he had continued to look steadily at me, I took it as a reminder that he objected to being extolled for his consideration.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "Fancy the Emperor’s position!" said they, and instead of extolling Kutuzov as they had done the day before, they condemned him as the cause of the Emperor’s anxiety.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • If it were otherwise—if he treated me diplomatically—that is to say, like a man who wishes, by some means or other, to obtain a footing in the house, so that he may ultimately gain the power of dictating to its occupants—he would, if it had been but once, have honored me with the smile which you extol so loudly; but no, he saw that I was unhappy, he understood that I could be of no use to him, and therefore paid no attention to me whatever.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She at once began talking to him with French exaggerated politeness, applauding him for having such a delightful daughter, extolling Kitty to the skies before her face, and calling her a treasure, a pearl, and a consoling angel.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Certain newspapers which had begun to extol the talent of Christine now interested themselves only in the fame of Carlotta.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Nonetheless, students were taught songs extolling the greatness of Belgium, and the teachers would speak longingly of going to Iburaya.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • She cast about notes of admiration all over the new house, extolling every article of furniture or ornament; she fingered Mrs. Osborne’s dresses and calculated their price.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Thereupon the sun came forth, and he spoke, "This is my god, him will I extol."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Brother Mance would pace the floor, extolling my abilities with pen and paper.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • In an essay called "Ulysses, Order, and Myth (1923)," Eliot extols the virtues of Joyce’s newly published masterpiece, and proclaims that, whereas writers of previous generations relied on the "narrative method," modern writers can, following Joyce’s example, employ the "mythic method."
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She probably would not have read this treatise on the hydraulics of Versailles by an eighteenth-century Dane who extolled in Latin the genius of Le Notre.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • It is the humor of many heads to extol the days of their forefathers, and declaim against the wickedness of times present.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He talked to himself, aloud, and in the same slightly affected tone which he had been used to adopt when describing the charms of the ’little nucleus’ and extolling the magnanimity of the Verdurins.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Cousin,’—this to the poor relation, never wearied of extolling her patroness’s charity—’he is getting a bloom on the skin of a new-curried horse.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • If it means that I grow a little too fervid, or perhaps even hyperbolical, in extolling my native land, I admit the full justice of the remark.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I was the dutiful son, extolling the virtues of life in the Web, studying the glorious history of the Hegemony of Man, andpreparing for my own career in the diplomatic corps.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It was the proudest moment in the history of the school, endlessly appreciated and extolled as the definitive existential moment in its past.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Beyond the guards a phalanx of young women in uniform stood smiling behind several long tables stacked with pamphlets extolling the beauty and virtues of their land and its system.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The beautiful and soothing calm of eventide has been extolled by a thousand poets, and yet it does not bring with it the far-reaching and sublime thoughts of the half hour that precedes the rising of a summer sun.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
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