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  • She received a commendation for bravery for rescuing the old woman from the burning home.
    commendation = an official award (expressing praise)
  • She was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.
    commendation = official expression of praise
  • If that happened, the captain and the sergeant would have little choice but to take him off desk duty and put him back on patrol again—with a glowing commendation for his file.   (source)
    commendation = formal praise
  • Pratte and his crew were given special commendations.   (source)
    commendations = official awards expressing praise
  • But they had what remained of their army to comfort; they left him and strode among their soldiers, dispensing words of consolation to the wounded and commendations of bravery to all.   (source)
  • Officer David Delinko had stopped on his way home from the police station, where he'd received another commendation from the chief—this time for aiding in the recapture of Dana Matherson.   (source)
    commendation = expression of praise
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  • She deserves generous commendation for her efforts.
  • Fearing that Kano might be mistakenly accused of war crimes, Martindale and several other POW officers wrote a letter of commendation for him before they went home.   (source)
  • Miss Crawford knew Mrs. Norris too well to think of gratifying her by commendation of Fanny;   (source)
  • To be deriving support from the commendations of Mrs. Fraser!   (source)
    commendations = messages expressing praise
  • They talked of William, a subject on which Mrs. Price could never tire; and Mr. Crawford was as warm in his commendation as even her heart could wish.   (source)
    commendation = praise
  • Now I may say that even I could not require William Price to excite a greater interest, or be followed by warmer wishes and higher commendation, than were most voluntarily bestowed by my uncle after the evening they had passed together.   (source)
    commendation = a message expressing praise
  • The duke hath offered him letters of commendations to the king.   (source)
    commendations = praise
  • Your commendations, madam, get from her tears.   (source)
  • Not much commendation to them.   (source)
  • I have those hopes of her good that her education promises; her dispositions she inherits, which makes fair gifts fairer; for where an unclean mind carries virtuous qualities, there commendations go with pity,—they are virtues and traitors too: in her they are the better for their simpleness; she derives her honesty, and achieves her goodness.   (source)
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  • Appropriate commendations and the nodding of heads.†   (source)
  • I got better, and when hundreds of thousands flocked to our base for a biannual air show, our media relations worked so well that I earned a commendation medal.†   (source)
  • He easily could have turned Luke in, and gotten praise and another commendation ceremony.†   (source)
  • In the fall of '67, Owen Meany made a deal with Major General LaHoad; he was not appointed LaHoad's aide-de-camp—LaHoad was too proud of the commendations that Owen received as a casualty assistance officer.†   (source)
  • Kohler took a sharp left and entered a wide hallway adorned with awards and commendations.†   (source)
  • Eleven standard months later, Corporal Fedmahn Kassad of the Twelfth Mobile Infantry Battalion had received two Distinguished Service Clusters, a Senate Commendation for valor in the Equatorial Archipelago campaign, and two Purple Hearts.†   (source)
  • As a starting point, maybe, Norman Bowker might then have listed the seven medals he did win: the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart, though it wasn't much of a wound and did not leave a scar and did not hurt and never had.†   (source)
  • What should have been a reassuring commendation seemed more like a bitter pill that he now refused to swallow.†   (source)
  • What a glowing commendation!†   (source)
  • I'll have to write Jonesy another commendation letter.†   (source)
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  • Later I would receive the Navy Commendation Medal, which read: The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Commendation Medal to Hull Technician First Class Howard E. Wasdin, United States Navy, for services set forth in the following citation: For professional achievement and superior performance of his duties while serving as air operations specialist for SEAL Team Two Foxtrot Platoon while deployed to the Red Sea in support of Operation Desert Storm from 17…†   (source)
  • Did they deliver the commendation to you?†   (source)
  • "And so am I." Kelley and Adam, holding his diploma and Honor Recruit commendation letter at boot camp graduation.†   (source)
  • Mortenson was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, for evacuating injured soldiers during a live-fire exercise.†   (source)
  • And that he'd been a marine, served in Iraq, and received a couple of commendations.†   (source)
  • To prove to newcomers that he really had been a man of consequence once, he still had the letter of commendation he had received from Colonel Cathcart.†   (source)
  • The mason looked on, hoping for a commendation.†   (source)
  • Action means commendations, and possibly promotions.†   (source)
  • When he returned from the war with reasonable, if not exceptional, commendations at twenty-nine, his family had purchased him an available seat on the New York Stock Exchange, where in thirty additional months he had lost something over three million dollars.†   (source)
  • To my horror, I discovered workers in these organizations rarely received any commendation, so as a matter of honor and respect, I would praise the individuals who struggled to make a difference with children.†   (source)
  • My father was already uneasy in his mind at what he had heard of them, nor was the fact that Angus was the importer of them a commendation; consequently, it may have been with some prejudice that he went to inspect them.†   (source)
  • She shows me his ribbons and medals from Lucky Meier's Gym of Champions, and she shows me three shoeboxes stuffed with commendations, certificates of merit, honorable mentions, a plaque from the Latino League of New York's Father-Son Day, for what I can't tell, she shows me a dozen other mementos of her three men, whom she has all known as boys and will forever love that way, their first charm and vulnerability, and she shows me a yellow silken bird of the islands, the one that augurs…†   (source)
  • First there came mimeographed letters of commendation, then real letters signed by the Secretary of the Treasury, and not with a rubber stamp either.†   (source)
  • "I am not a fool," I said, speaking in a low voice, pleased by the commendation in his eyes, a little hurt by it as well.†   (source)
  • Did you miss the commendation ceremony where I was rewarded for the disposal of forty illegals?†   (source)
  • If you do, I think a commendation might come right out of the Oval Office.†   (source)
  • "It's better than red, but that's the highest commendation I can give.†   (source)
  • Presidential commendations have a way of raising a career man's grade level.†   (source)
  • And the commendation was given under the strictest secrecy.†   (source)
  • This had earned him and Dodge a flowery letter of commendation.†   (source)
  • Apparently, Owen had made a favorable impression upon some grieving Arizona family who had connections at the Pentagon; through the chain of command, the major general had received a special letter of commendation—the Casualty Branch at the post had reason to be proud: a Second Lieutenant Paul 0.†   (source)
  • Frantic phone calls, visits to Lao Dong headquarters, letters from teachers and commendations from his priest and family doctor and headmaster.†   (source)
  • His commanding officer praised him in his commendation letter: …. exemplary performance in military decorum, appearance, respect for authority, and leadership in your peer group in addition to your outstanding academic record.†   (source)
  • Once Rosalie received Alice's commendation on my hair, she was sent off to retrieve my dress and then to locate Jasper, who had been dispatched to pick up my mother and her husband, Phil, from their hotel.†   (source)
  • The whole world got a little brighter for the Brown family that day, especially when the commanding officer read aloud from his commendation letter to Adam: By virtue of your demonstrated attention to duty, military conduct, responsiveness to orders, cooperation, loyalty and comradeship, you have been selected by your shipmates as Honor Recruit for Division 401.†   (source)
  • Robert Puller was the only man in U.S. history to receive a commendation from his country after being convicted of treason, for his part in helping to avoid a nuclear nightmare.†   (source)
  • I want to see the paper work done by the turn of the next watch, along with a nice letter of commendation for my signature.†   (source)
  • The commendation certificate, stuffed by Adam into a file in a desk drawer, read, For professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as a member of a volunteer rescue team that provided medical assistance and comfort to an injured service member in the El Yunque Rainforest from 5-6 May 2002.†   (source)
  • In case dere's a commendation er sompt'n.†   (source)
  • "You want a commendation, don't you?" the interne laughed.†   (source)
  • The most influential critic, who in the past had dismissed me with a few wounding commendations, peered out at me from between his slouch hat and woollen muffler, gripped my arm, and said: "I knew you had it.†   (source)
  • Perhaps He does not even require of us that we save this one sparrow, anymore than we save the one sparrow which we do save for any commendation from Him.†   (source)
  • He treasured the smallest word of commendation which by chance fell from his lips.†   (source)
  • She was ever strict—I remember it well—a goodly wench and worthy all commendation.†   (source)
  • She drew to herself commendation from her two admirers which she had not earned.†   (source)
  • She read over her aunt's commendation of him again and again.†   (source)
  • Following it out to blissful results, he had descried, without self-commendation, a fitness in it.†   (source)
  • Accordingly, I went to work very hard, both in play and in earnest, and gained great commendation.†   (source)
  • 'Your praise, sir, is commendation, indeed.'†   (source)
  • Her family and friends administered comfort and commendation liberally.†   (source)
  • His air, his figure, his walk, his look, everything he said or did, was the subject of commendation.†   (source)
  • The commendation bestowed on him by Mrs. Reynolds was of no trifling nature.†   (source)
  • She proudly dipped across the room and, to the interest and commendation of all beholders, sat on the arm of Kennicott's chair.†   (source)
  • Las Tours of the Four Castles had for chatelaine Blanche Somebody-or-other who was called as a term of commendation, La Louve—the She-Wolf.†   (source)
  • And usually, from this time forth, when I thought of her, I would see her standing before the porch of a cathedral, explaining to me what each of the statues meant, and, with a smile which was my highest commendation, presenting me, as her friend, to Bergotte.†   (source)
  • And a matter of an hour later, as we were lying in a den on the sea-shore and I had been already dozing, he broke out again in commendations of her character.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She thought her father the most wonderful man who had ever existed, and she expressed her opinion of Philip only through her father's commendations.†   (source)
  • And yet, when the 'faithful' were scattered out of earshot, the Doctor felt that the opportunity was too good to be missed, and so (while Mme. Verdurin was adding a final word of commendation of Vinteuil's sonata) like a would-be swimmer who jumps into the water, so as to learn, but chooses a moment when there are not too many people looking on: "Yes, indeed; he's what they call a musician di primo cartello!" he exclaimed, with a sudden determination.†   (source)
  • Such conversation as one may hear would not warrant a commendation of the scene upon intellectual grounds.†   (source)
  • Such commendations had been bestowed upon his bravery, that he could not, for the life of him, help postponing the explanation for a few delicious minutes; during which he had flourished, in the very zenith of a brief reputation for undaunted courage.†   (source)
  • "The better for thee, if it prove so," said the Preceptor; "if no champion appears, it is not by thy means that this unlucky damsel shall die, but by the doom of the Grand Master, with whom rests all the blame, and who will count that blame for praise and commendation."†   (source)
  • I find her what he represents her, to the best of my judgment; and my mother speaks of her with great commendation.†   (source)
  • At that hour most of the others were sewing likewise; but one class still stood round Miss Scatcherd's chair reading, and as all was quiet, the subject of their lessons could be heard, together with the manner in which each girl acquitted herself, and the animadversions or commendations of Miss Scatcherd on the performance.†   (source)
  • Of this he examined the whole minutely, his commendation escaping him more than once in audible comments.†   (source)
  • He was delighted with every thing; admired Hartfield sufficiently for Mr. Woodhouse's ear; and when their going farther was resolved on, confessed his wish to be made acquainted with the whole village, and found matter of commendation and interest much oftener than Emma could have supposed.†   (source)
  • The orator modestly awaited for the feeling to subside a little, and then he continued, with increasing energy, encouraged by their commendations.†   (source)
  • I gave a few sentences of commendation to Heathcliff, and he, either for a headache or a pang of envy, began to cry: so I got up and left him.'†   (source)
  • It was The Vengeance who, amidst the warm commendations of the audience, thus assisted the proceedings.†   (source)
  • If Missis was willin, I'd go with Sam tomorrow morning, if Missis would write my pass, and write me a commendation."†   (source)
  • Frequent indications of applause escaped the listeners, who, as they uttered the expressive "Hugh!" looked at each other in commendation of the speaker.†   (source)
  • Such a tenderly-shaped reproach for his previous delay was the one speech in the language that he could pardon for not being commendation of his readiness now.†   (source)
  • Coming as the control did from without, perfect men and methods would have bettered all things; and even with imperfect agents and questionable methods, the work accomplished was not undeserving of commendation.†   (source)
  • Sir Francis pressed the worthy fellow's hand, and his master said, "Well done!" which, from him, was high commendation; to which Passepartout replied that all the credit of the affair belonged to Mr. Fogg.†   (source)
  • We cannot better employ your time, and if you produce something useful, you will be rewarded with the commendations of all.'†   (source)
  • Even in the best, most friendly and simplest relations of life, praise and commendation are essential, just as grease is necessary to wheels that they may run smoothly.†   (source)
  • So soon and so deeply did this simple hunter impress those who knew him with a conviction of his unbending honesty, that all he uttered in commendation was as certain to please, as all he uttered in the way of rebuke was as certain to rankle and excite enmity, where his character had not awakened a respect and affection, that in another sense rendered it painful.†   (source)
  • The worthy naturalist was not the first by many, who found himself, at the precise moment when he was expecting praise, suddenly arraigned, to answer for the very conduct on which he rested all his claims to commendation.†   (source)
  • But, in a moment of so many serious and important duties, this single act of juvenile fortitude did not attract the general notice and commendation it would have received under milder auspices.†   (source)
  • Laying her head on her arms, Jo wet her little romance with a few happy tears, for she had thought that no one saw and appreciated her efforts to be good, and this assurance was doubly precious, doubly encouraging, because unexpected and from the person whose commendation she most valued.†   (source)
  • He gave the patient a friendly clap on the shoulder again, as if he really felt that he was a very good fellow indeed, and worthy of all commendation for having broken his leg in a manner interesting to science.†   (source)
  • The same authority observes that she is perfectly got up and remarks in commendation of her hair especially that she is the best-groomed woman in the whole stud.†   (source)
  • Emma knew what was coming; they must have the letter over again, and settle how long he had been gone, and how much he was engaged in company, and what a favourite he was wherever he went, and how full the Master of the Ceremonies' ball had been; and she went through it very well, with all the interest and all the commendation that could be requisite, and always putting forward to prevent Harriet's being obliged to say a word.†   (source)
  • Speranski went on to say that honor, l'honeur, cannot be upheld by privileges harmful to the service; that honor, l'honneur, is either a negative concept of not doing what is blameworthy or it is a source of emulation in pursuit of commendation and rewards, which recognize it.†   (source)
  • I expressed my sense of this commendation, and said I was very sorry we were going to lose one another.†   (source)
  • His honest, warm, and intelligent nature shook off rapidly the clouds of ignorance and degradation in which it had been bred; and Catherine's sincere commendations acted as a spur to his industry.†   (source)
  • …usually some little commission of charity to execute in the village; or, failing that, there was rare cricket-playing, sometimes, on the green; or, failing that, there was always something to do in the garden, or about the plants, to which Oliver (who had studied this science also, under the same master, who was a gardener by trade,) applied himself with hearty good-will, until Miss Rose made her appearance: when there were a thousand commendations to be bestowed on all he had done.†   (source)
  • On his return from his furlough Nicholas, having been joyfully welcomed by his comrades, was sent to obtain remounts and brought back from the Ukraine excellent horses which pleased him and earned him commendation from his commanders.†   (source)
  • Edgar Linton was silent a minute; an expression of exceeding sorrow overcast his features: he would have pitied the child on his own account; but, recalling Isabella's hopes and fears, and anxious wishes for her son, and her commendations of him to his care, he grieved bitterly at the prospect of yielding him up, and searched in his heart how it might be avoided.†   (source)
  • Mr. Peggotty nodded his understanding of my aunt's feelings, but could not trust himself with any verbal reference to the subject of her commendation.†   (source)
  • These arguments had so powerfully influenced the mind of Mr Chivery, who was a man of few words, that he had on sundry Sunday mornings, given his boy what he termed 'a lucky touch,' signifying that he considered such commendation of him to Good Fortune, preparatory to his that day declaring his passion and becoming triumphant.†   (source)
  • "If we knew all that chest holds, Deerslayer," returned the girl, when she had a little recovered from the immediate effect produced by his commendations of her personal appearance, "we could better determine on the course we ought to take."†   (source)
  • Miss Bennet was therefore established as a sweet girl, and their brother felt authorized by such commendation to think of her as he chose.†   (source)
  • Uncas pressed closer to his side, and regarded the speaker with a look of commendation, while his father expressed his satisfaction by the ordinary pithy exclamation of approbation.†   (source)
  • This remark called up a discourse relative to the promptitude Nicholas had displayed, and he was overwhelmed with compliments and commendations.†   (source)
  • I was vain of his commendations, and softened towards the being by whose means I earned them, and thus Hindley lost his last ally: still I couldn't dote on Heathcliff, and I wondered often what my master saw to admire so much in the sullen boy; who never, to my recollection, repaid his indulgence by any sign of gratitude.†   (source)
  • In after life, when the career of this untutored being brought him in contact with officers of rank, and others entrusted with the care of the interests of the state, this same influence was exerted on a wider field, even generals listening to his commendations with a glow of pleasure, that it was not always in the power of their official superiors to awaken.†   (source)
  • But her commendation, though costing her some trouble, could by no means satisfy Mr. Collins, and he was very soon obliged to take her ladyship's praise into his own hands.†   (source)
  • The speaker, who was the father of the recreant young Indian, looked round and about him, as if seeking commendation of his stoicism in the eyes of the auditors.†   (source)
  • She was, as it were, forced to look at her through her eye-glass, and in general conversation to allow commendations of her beauty to be wrung from her by its irresistible demands.†   (source)
  • The Doctor always had some new project for her participating in amusements away from home, with her mother; and Mrs. Markleham, who was very fond of amusements, and very easily dissatisfied with anything else, entered into them with great good-will, and was loud in her commendations.†   (source)
  • The brothers, on their return, bestowed such commendations on Nicholas for the part he had taken, and evinced so much joy at the altered state of events and the recovery of their young friend from trials so great and dangers so threatening, that, as she more than once informed her daughter, she now considered the fortunes of the family 'as good as' made.†   (source)
  • The hall, the dining-room, and all its furniture, were examined and praised; and his commendation of everything would have touched Mrs. Bennet's heart, but for the mortifying supposition of his viewing it all as his own future property.†   (source)
  • The elderly chief made a gesture of commendation, which was answered by most of his companions, who each threw forth a hand and uttered a brief exclamation of pleasure.†   (source)
  • Clennam did not fail of his effect upon good Mr Meagles, whom these commendations greatly cheered; and who took Mother to witness that the single and cordial desire of his heart in reference to their daughter's husband, was harmoniously to exchange friendship for friendship, and confidence for confidence.†   (source)
  • She highly approved his forbearance, and they had leisure for a full discussion of it, and for all the commendation which they civilly bestowed on each other, as Wickham and another officer walked back with them to Longbourn, and during the walk he particularly attended to her.†   (source)
  • Conviction gradually wrought its influence, and toward the close of Hawkeye's speech, his sentences were accompanied by the customary exclamation of commendation.†   (source)
  • When the engagement was for home, some of the officers always made part of it—of which officers Mr. Wickham was sure to be one; and on these occasion, Mrs. Gardiner, rendered suspicious by Elizabeth's warm commendation, narrowly observed them both.†   (source)
  • "There is much fruitful soil uncultivated here," he said; "and, I may add, without the sinful leaven of self-commendation, that, since my short sojourn in these heathenish abodes, much good seed has been scattered by the wayside."†   (source)
  • She related the subjects of the pictures, the dimensions of the rooms, and the price of the furniture, in vain, Mr. Gardiner, highly amused by the kind of family prejudice to which he attributed her excessive commendation of her master, soon led again to the subject; and she dwelt with energy on his many merits as they proceeded together up the great staircase.†   (source)
  • Such an extraordinary sign of confidence was received by the orator as a highly favorable omen; and though the animal retreated a little precipitately, he was lavish of his thanks and commendations.†   (source)
  • While the common herd stood aloof, in deference to the quarters of Webb, the figure we have described stalked into the center of the domestics, freely expressing his censures or commendations on the merits of the horses, as by chance they displeased or satisfied his judgment.†   (source)
  • The perpetual commendations of the lady, either on his handwriting, or on the evenness of his lines, or on the length of his letter, with the perfect unconcern with which her praises were received, formed a curious dialogue, and was exactly in union with her opinion of each.†   (source)
  • But now every commendation on every subject is comprised in that one word.†   (source)
  • Here too, Miss Dashwood's commendation, being only simple and just, came in without any eclat.†   (source)
  • I value not her censure any more than I should do her commendation.†   (source)
  • I am flattered by his commendation.†   (source)
  • "While, in fact," cried his sister, "it ought only to be applied to you, without any commendation at all.†   (source)
  • He not only bestowed on Mr. Morland the high commendation of being one of the finest fellows in the world, but swore off many sentences in his praise.†   (source)
  • His knowledge and her ignorance of the subject, his rapidity of expression, and her diffidence of herself put that out of her power; she could strike out nothing new in commendation, but she readily echoed whatever he chose to assert, and it was finally settled between them without any difficulty that his equipage was altogether the most complete of its kind in England, his carriage the neatest, his horse the best goer, and himself the best coachman.†   (source)
  • —Then you must be no friend of mine; for those who will accept of my love and esteem, must submit to my open commendation.†   (source)
  • "I am sure," replied Elinor, with a smile, "that his dearest friends could not be dissatisfied with such commendation as that.†   (source)
  • "You decide on his imperfections so much in the mass," replied Elinor, "and so much on the strength of your own imagination, that the commendation I am able to give of him is comparatively cold and insipid.†   (source)
  • The nature of her commendation, in the present case, however, happened to be particularly ill-suited to the feelings of two thirds of her auditors, and was so very unexhilarating to Edward, that he very soon got up to go away.†   (source)
  • From such commendation as this, however, there was not much to be learned; Elinor well knew that the sweetest girls in the world were to be met with in every part of England, under every possible variation of form, face, temper and understanding.†   (source)
  • Could this Captain Randall possibly be Frank's ancestor, the soldier with the sterling record, gallant on the field of battle, recipient of commendations from dukes?†   (source)
  • Pray you, do my commendations; I would be glad to see it.†   (source)
  • You were ever good at sudden commendations, Bishop of Winchester.†   (source)
  • I leave him to your gracious acceptance, whose trial shall better publish his commendation.'†   (source)
  • —he is full so valiant; And in his commendations I am fed,— It is a banquet to me.†   (source)
  • I was colleague and companion to that incomparable man Cuthbert Tonstal, whom the King, with such universal applause, lately made Master of the Rolls; but of whom I will say nothing; not because I fear that the testimony of a friend will be suspected, but rather because his learning and virtues are too great for me to do them justice, and so well known, that they need not my commendations, unless I would, according to the proverb, "Show the sun with a lantern."†   (source)
  • Challenge me the count's youth to fight with him; hurt him in eleven places; my niece shall take note of it: and assure thyself there is no love-broker in the world can more prevail in man's commendation with woman than report of valour.†   (source)
  • You must needs learn, lord, to amend this fault: Though sometimes it show greatness, courage, blood— And that's the dearest grace it renders you,— Yet oftentimes it doth present harsh rage, Defect of manners, want of government, Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain; The least of which haunting a nobleman Loseth men's hearts, and leaves behind a stain Upon the beauty of all parts besides, Beguiling them of commendation.†   (source)
  • …but above all by being charitable; for by two maravedis given with a cheerful heart to the poor, he will show himself as generous as he who distributes alms with bell-ringing, and no one that perceives him to be endowed with the virtues I have named, even though he know him not, will fail to recognise and set him down as one of good blood; and it would be strange were it not so; praise has ever been the reward of virtue, and those who are virtuous cannot fail to receive commendation.†   (source)
  • Why, i' faith, methinks she's too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise, and too little for a great praise; only this commendation I can afford her, that were she other than she is, she were unhandsome, and being no other but as she is, I do not like her.†   (source)
  • Indeed, though this poor man had undertaken a profession to which learning must be allowed necessary, this was the least of his commendations.†   (source)
  • Albeit you have deserv'd High commendation, true applause, and love, Yet such is now the duke's condition, That he misconstrues all that you have done.†   (source)
  • But I have another messenger to your worship: Mistress Page hath her hearty commendations to you too; and let me tell you in your ear, she's as fartuous a civil modest wife, and one, I tell you, that will not miss you morning nor evening prayer, as any is in Windsor, whoe'er be the other; and she bade me tell your worship that her husband is seldom from home, but she hopes there will come a time.†   (source)
  • If the justness of this observation be admitted, the mode of appointing the officers of the United States contained in the foregoing clauses, must, when examined, be allowed to be entitled to particular commendation.†   (source)
  • Well, sir, this gentleman is come to me With commendation from great potentates, And here he means to spend his time awhile.†   (source)
  • May't please your lordship, 'tis a word or two Of commendations sent from Valentine, Deliver'd by a friend that came from him.†   (source)
  • Noble lady, First, mine own service to your Grace; the next, The King's request that I would visit you, Who grieves much for your weakness, and by me Sends you his princely commendations, And heartily entreats you take good comfort.†   (source)
  • Why, he is the prince's jester: a very dull fool; only his gift is in devising impossible slanders: none but libertines delight in him; and the commendation is not in his wit, but in his villany; for he both pleases men and angers them, and then they laugh at him and beat him.†   (source)
  • If envy could find any part of the face which demanded less commendation than the rest, it might possibly think her forehead might have been higher without prejudice to her.†   (source)
  • One day, when I was dining with him, there happened to be at table one of the English lawyers, who took occasion to run out in a high commendation of the severe execution of justice upon thieves, 'who,' as he said, 'were then hanged so fast that there were sometimes twenty on one gibbet!' and, upon that, he said, 'he could not wonder enough how it came to pass that, since so few escaped, there were yet so many thieves left, who were still robbing in all places.'†   (source)
  • No sooner then was Western informed of Mr Allworthy's intention to make Jones his heir, than he joined heartily with the uncle in every commendation of the nephew, and became as eager for her marriage with Jones as he had before been to couple her to Blifil.†   (source)
  • Mrs Fitzpatrick was a little nettled at this; and indeed, if it may not be called a lapse of the tongue, it was a small deviation from politeness in Jones, and into which he scarce would have fallen, had not the delight he felt in praising Sophia hurried him out of all reflection; for this commendation of one cousin was more than a tacit rebuke on the other.†   (source)
  • In the company of these ladies it is impossible to say anything handsome of another woman which they will not apply to themselves; nay, they often improve the praise they seize; as, for instance, if her beauty, her wit, her gentility, her good humour deserve so much commendation, what do I deserve, who possess those qualities in so much more eminent a degree?†   (source)
  • Mrs Western was acquainted with all this matter by Betty, who, after receiving many commendations and some rewards for her fidelity, was ordered, that, if the woman who brought the letter came again, she should introduce her to Mrs Western herself.†   (source)
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