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Definition praise formally and eloquently — typically of someone after their recent death
  • She was eulogized at the funeral
  • Despite the polls, with six months until the election, It's a little early to eulogize the candidate.
  • ...he eulogized her courage...
    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse  --  Uneasy Money
  • Hero cop, they were eulogizing him.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • No, I'm about to eulogize.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Generally the words were eulogistic in the extreme but occasionally they were not.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Others eulogized this process as the mysterious workings of genius, but Poincaré was not content with such a shallow explanation.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I eulogized the falling leaves.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Though I never knew what they were (being in Welsh), further than that they were highly eulogistic of the lineage of Morgan ap-Kerrig.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • When parents and grandparents died, Padre Esteban could eulogize that they lived good lives and made beautiful families to carry on the Lord's work.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • And yet those very same employees who once heaped praise on him will be too busy eulogizing some new figure to stop and examine their sense of judgement.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The compliments paid to Miss Fanny Brough by the critics, eulogistic as they are, are the compliments of men three-fourths duped as Partridge was duped by Garrick.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • On his tombstone, too, the record is highly eulogistic; nor does history, so far as he holds a place upon its page, assail the consistency and uprightness of his character.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The South I was born in was eulogized by pay-as-you-pray TV preachers, enclosed in a coffin of light blue aluminum siding and laid to rest in a polyester suit, from Wal-Mart.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • This quaint and gaudy spectacle so wrought upon the rejoicing people, that their acclamations utterly smothered the small voice of the child whose business it was to explain the thing in eulogistic rhymes.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • There were poets abroad, of early date and of late, from the friend and eulogist of Shakespeare down to him who has recently passed into silence, and that musical one of the tribe who is still among us.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • For we do not see ourselves as Hans Castorp's eulogist and want to leave room for the suggestion that, for him, work was simply something that stood in the way of the unencumbered enjoyment of a Maria Mancini.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Various middleweight preachers showed up to eulogize him, led by the church's eloquent head pastor, Walter Fauntroy, a longtime aide to Dr. Martin Luther King and a Congressional representative from the District for twenty years.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I remember how unmercifully I laughed at what I considered your eulogistic and exaggerated praises of him; but I have now ample cause to admit that your enthusiastic description of this wonderful man fell far short of his merits.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Every man in the chapel hoped that when his hour came he, too, would be eulogized, which is to say forgiven, and that all of his lapses, greeds, errors, and strayings from the truth would be invested with coherence and looked upon with charity.
    James Baldwin  --  Notes of a Native Son

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