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eulogy

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Definition a formal expression of praise — typically a speech given at someone's funeral
  • She gave the eulogy at his funeral.
eulogy = formal speech praising someone at their funeral
  • ...she condensed the narrative of her life into a few scanty words about herself and a glowing eulogy upon her father...
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • eulogy = expression of praise
  • Her father gave the eulogy, saying "Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight."
  • eulogy = formal speech of praise of someone at their funeral
  • According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.
    Jerry Seinfeld
  • eulogy = formal speech of praise of someone at their funeral
  • Sir Isaac Newton's burial, attended by kings and nobles, was presided over by Alexander Pope, friend and colleague, who gave a stirring eulogy before sprinkling dirt on the tomb.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • eulogy = formal speech praising someone at their funeral
  • Commander Lewis and the surviving crew, via long-range communication from Hermes, gave eulogies for their departed comrade from deep space.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • eulogies = formal expressions of praise in a funeral ceremony
  • Louie wanted to give him a religious eulogy but didn't know how, so he recited disjointed passages that he remembered from movies, ending with a few words about committing the body to the sea.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • eulogy = speech praising someone at their funeral
  • M. Krempe had now commenced an eulogy on himself, which happily turned the conversation from a subject that was so annoying to me.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • eulogy = long expression of praise
  • At the end of the eulogy, he says, "If anybody wishes to view the body, now is the—"
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • eulogy = formal speech praising someone at their funeral
  • It was written by one of his friends, and contained these words: "Now that death has laid him low, they call him a good man and a useful citizen; but what are eulogies to the black man, when the world has faded from his vision?"
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • eulogies = formal expressions of praise
  • Then I began reading from the eulogy I'd written.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • eulogy = praise for someone who died
  • Starks led off with a great eulogy on our departed citizen, our most distinguished citizen and the grief he left behind him, and the people loved the speech.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • eulogy = speech praising someone who recently died
  • And instead of having eulogies from his bandmates or the people in town who he'd spent the last fifteen years with, some uncle from Boise got up and talked about teaching Kerry how to ride a bike when he was six, like learning to ride a bike was the defining moment in Kerry's life.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • eulogies = speeches praising someone at their funeral
  • There are the Records of the Philosophical Societies, and the public Eulogies of Great Men!
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Most notably, Cedric would have to give one of the eulogies.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Genevieve joined Charles Howard in the center of the paddock to hear a eulogy delivered by Joe Hernandez, the man who first called Woolf "Iceman."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Pastor Harris gave the eulogy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • In a eulogy two friends said Ferris had "miscalculated his powers of endurance, and he died a martyr to his ambition for fame and prominence."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Your eulogy would've been hard to write.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The State Legislature stood in recess; Governor Ernest W. McFarland gave the eulogy.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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