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  • To this day, the troubadours sang songs extolling the virtues of "our Lady"—a mysterious and beautiful woman to whom they pledged themselves forever.†   (source)
  • In an article extolling his technique and his daring, People magazine had once declared that "if the Devil ever needed a defense, Bobby Lee Cook would take the case."†   (source)
  • 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").†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • Prostitutes, most from Amsterdam, they were in prison not for their profession—which was extolled as a patriotic duty—but for infecting German soldiers.†   (source)
  • There is also a fair amount of what Lagos described as 'Rotary Club Boosterism'—scribes extolling the superior virtue of their city over some Dther city.†   (source)
  • They saw the Pullman Company's "Ideal of Industry" exhibit, with its detailed model of Pullman's company town, which the company extolled as a workers' paradise.†   (source)
  • I could extol your virtues endlessly, but I want you to finish.†   (source)
  • She listened to speeches extolling virtues her grandmother never had, and when she returned to the house she ran to lock herself in the basement, where she waited for Clara's spirit to communicate with her, just as Clara had promised.†   (source)
  • The current attraction was advertised in the small window by a hand-printed, cardboard poster; he recognized the name of a drummer he and Rufus had known years ago, who would not remember him; in the window, too, were excerpts from newspaper columns and magazines, extolling the unorthodox virtues of the place.†   (source)
  • Washington was extolled as he had been at Boston, as a hero and savior.†   (source)
  • At the same time, they extolled my virtues and repeated phrases such as If only we could persuade that worthy family to wait a few years before taking you, or It is sad we are now separated, while entreating my in-laws to be lenient and teach me their family customs with patience.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Nonetheless, students were taught songs extolling the greatness of Belgium, and the teachers would speak longingly of going to Iburaya.†   (source)
  • He looks like every middle-aged Italian screen star or any one of those vineyard owners who extol the virtues of the Chianti Classico on television commercials.†   (source)
  • Only the man who extols the purity of a love devoid of desire, is capable of the depravity of a desire devoid of love.†   (source)
  • Steele began running through the dancing men, extolling them to get ahold of themselves.†   (source)
  • It was the proudest moment in the history of the school, endlessly appreciated and extolled as the definitive existential moment in its past.†   (source)
  • Strangely enough, what Ned Andrews had extolled too, in all his rhetoric, was the future works of man and the leaving of the past behind.†   (source)
  • He did not cajole or extol.   (source)
    extol = praise, glorify, or honor
  • 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.
  • 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.   (source)
  • He extolled his congregation to read Luther.
  • Arthur, not being in the mood to extol the memory of the deceased, was silent.   (source)
    extol = praise or honor
  • It was his task to describe and extol, to present the vision of what — oh, so easily!†   (source)
  • But Republicans openly extolled what the new President had said.†   (source)
  • The Colonel and I said nothing, while a bunch of people who didn't know Alaska extolled her virtues and professed to be devastated, and at first, it bothered me.†   (source)
  • Even the early Christians had heard Jesus Himself extol its virtues in Matthew 19:12: "There are those who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.†   (source)
  • His great achievements, spoken of in his absence because he came home only for holidays, were glowingly recounted, dissected, rumored, enhanced, extolled.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • So an appeal to Adams's self-regard, by extolling his integrity to the point of implying that Franklin and Arthur Lee had none, was quite in the Lovell mode.†   (source)
  • It extolled the virtues of discipline in its severe sculptured rows and regulated islands of green and bloom.†   (source)
  • On an evening with the Cranches, when a visiting Englishman began extolling the English sense of justice, Adams exploded, taking everyone by surprise, and Adams as much as any.†   (source)
  • It had been praised in poetry by Pope, acclaimed by Rousseau, and was the work, in part, of the most famous English landscape gardener of the day, Lancelot Brown, "Capability" Brown, as he was known, for his habit of extolling to clients the "capabilities" of their property.†   (source)
  • "The President of the United States and his Lady ....and a vast concourse of other citizens," were present for services led by Bishop William White of Christ Church, with an oration by Representative Henry Lee of Virginia—General "Light-Horse Harry" Lee—who extolled Washington as "first in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen."†   (source)
  • Thereupon the sun came forth, and he spoke, "This is my god, him will I extol."†   (source)
  • Brother Mance would pace the floor, extolling my abilities with pen and paper.†   (source)
  • He extolled the crusade.†   (source)
  • And exactly the same is true of "all the other extolled dramas of Shakespeare, not to mention the senseless dramatized tales, PERICLES, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TEMPEST, CYMBELINE, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA."†   (source)
  • I pictured the man as a raging demon, slashing with his pen, consumed with hate, denouncing everything American, extolling everything European or German, laughing at the weaknesses of people, mocking God, authority.†   (source)
  • I remember she extolled him at the boat-ride on the lake in the Orchard of Palms!†   (source)
  • But it finds its own success at last, and then the prudent also extol.†   (source)
  • 'It's new to you, I believe?' said this Gowan, when Arthur had extolled the place.†   (source)
  • I extolled Traddles in reply, as highly as I could; for I felt that Steerforth rather slighted him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Certain newspapers which had begun to extol the talent of Christine now interested themselves only in the fame of Carlotta.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The trapper found him distributing knives to the ferocious hags, who received the presents chanting a low monotonous song, that recalled the losses of their people, in various conflicts with the whites, and which extolled the pleasures and glory of revenge.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As he had continued to look steadily at me, I took it as a reminder that he objected to being extolled for his consideration.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Many human actions were judged differently, according as they affected a Roman citizen or a stranger, a freeman or a slave; certain vices were blazoned abroad, certain virtues were extolled above all others.†   (source)
  • It is the humor of many heads to extol the days of their forefathers, and declaim against the wickedness of times present.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This German Socialism, which took its schoolboy task so seriously and solemnly, and extolled its poor stock-in-trade in such mountebank fashion, meanwhile gradually lost its pedantic innocence.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Not so disinterested either, my dear, if you mean to extol me for that virtue, since if you were generally on the road, you could be seldom with me.†   (source)
  • There was something so soothing to the humility of a man of his temperament, to hear qualities that he could not but know he possessed himself, thus highly extolled by the loveliest female he had ever beheld, that, for the moment, his faculties seemed suspended in a natural and excusable pride.†   (source)
  • Once we put him in a little chaise and drove him triumphantly through the green lanes for five miles; but all at once, as we were extolling him to the skies, he seemed to take it ill that he should have been accompanied so far by the circle of tantalizing little gnats that had been hovering round and round his ears the whole way without appearing to advance an inch, and stopped to think about it.†   (source)
  • Pierre who had been regarded with patronizing condescension when he was an illegitimate son, and petted and extolled when he was the best match in Russia, had sunk greatly in the esteem of society after his marriage—when the marriageable daughters and their mothers had nothing to hope from him—especially as he did not know how, and did not wish, to court society's favor.†   (source)
  • At the instance of Pilate, the people went up from the city, and carried off their dead and wounded, and there was much mourning for them; but the grief was greatly lightened by the victory of the unknown champion, who was everywhere sought, and by every one extolled.†   (source)
  • The writers of that age felt a species of genuine enthusiasm in extolling the power of their king; and there was no peasant so obscure in his hovel as not to take a pride in the glory of his sovereign, and to die cheerfully with the cry "Vive le Roi!" upon his lips.†   (source)
  • How many of your people has he sent to the distant prairies?" he continued in a sort of pious fraud, thinking, that while the danger menaced himself, there could surely be no sin in extolling the merits of another; "how many howling Siouxes has he struck, like a warrior in open combat, while arrows were sailing in the air plentier than flakes of falling snow!†   (source)
  • This avowal was considered so honourable to Tim, that neither Mrs Nickleby nor Miss La Creevy could sufficiently extol it; and stimulated by their praises, Tim launched out into several other declarations also manifesting the disinterestedness of his heart, and a great devotion to the fair sex: which were received with no less approbation.†   (source)
  • It did not make humanity or kindness its law, but it extolled generosity; it set more store on liberality than on benevolence; it allowed men to enrich themselves by gambling or by war, but not by labor; it preferred great crimes to small earnings; cupidity was less distasteful to it than avarice; violence it often sanctioned, but cunning and treachery it invariably reprobated as contemptible.†   (source)
  • Blandois highly extolling it, it occurred to Mr Dorrit that it might be agreeable to Blandois to communicate to his friend the great opportunity reserved for him.†   (source)
  • "Then you shall know, Deerslayer," returned the girl, gladly availing herself of the opportunity of indirectly extolling the qualities which had so strongly interested her in her listener; hoping by these means covertly to approach the subject nearest her heart.†   (source)
  • Having extolled the merits of his domestic in these high terms, old Arthur went back to the burden of his song.†   (source)
  • The reflections of Mrs Nickleby were of the proudest and most complacent kind; and under the influence of her very agreeable delusion she straightway sat down and indited a long letter to Kate, in which she expressed her entire approval of the admirable choice she had made, and extolled Sir Mulberry to the skies; asserting, for the more complete satisfaction of her daughter's feelings, that he was precisely the individual whom she (Mrs Nickleby) would have chosen for her son-in-law, if she had had the picking and choosing from all mankind.†   (source)
  • With her children they were in continual raptures, extolling their beauty, courting their notice, and humouring their whims; and such of their time as could be spared from the importunate demands which this politeness made on it, was spent in admiration of whatever her ladyship was doing, if she happened to be doing any thing, or in taking patterns of some elegant new dress, in which her appearance the day before had thrown them into unceasing delight.†   (source)
  • The defiant character it assumed when Fanny heard these extollings (as it generally happened that she did), was not expressive of concessions to the impartial bosom; but the utmost revenge the bosom took was, to say audibly, 'A spoilt beauty—but with that face and shape, who could wonder?'†   (source)
  • extoller of hate and conciliation, Extoller of armies and those that sleep in each others' arms.   (source)
    extoller = someone who expresses high praise to others
  • extol the virile potency of   (source)
    extol = praise, glorify, or honor
  • Wherein have I so deserved of you
    That you extol me thus?   (source)
  • the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha   (source)
    extolled = praised, glorified, or honored
  • Flatter and praise, commend, extol their graces;   (source)
    extol = praise, glorify, or honor
  • But thou hast promised from us two a race
    To fill the earth, who shall with us extol
    Thy goodness infinite, both...   (source)
  • Then would he be there to tell that honourable gentleman that the Circumlocution Office not only was blameless in this matter, but was commendable in this matter, was extollable to the skies in this matter.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-able" in extollable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in a consonant, the consonant is sometimes repeated as in forgettable and winnable.
  • proposition (parsed as feminine subject, auxiliary verb and quasimonosyllabic onomatopoeic past participle with complementary masculine agent) in the passive voice: the continued product of seminators by generation: the continual production of semen by distillation: the futility of triumph or protest or vindication: the inanity of extolled virtue: the lethargy of nescient matter: the apathy of the stars.†   (source)
  • 145:1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.†   (source)
  • 66:17 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.†   (source)
  • 30:1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.†   (source)
  • Meantime proceed to fill the people's ears With false reports, their minds with panic fears: Extol the strength of a twice-conquer'd race; Our foes encourage, and our friends debase.†   (source)
  • Though it is not they that are in fault, but the simpletons that extol them, and the fools that believe in them; and had I been the faithful duenna I should have been, his stale conceits would have never moved me, nor should I have been taken in by such phrases as 'in death I live,' 'in ice I burn,' 'in flames I shiver,' 'hopeless I hope,' 'I go and stay,' and paradoxes of that sort which their writings are full of.†   (source)
  • Towards him they bend
    With awful reverence prone, and as a God
    Extol him equal to the Highest in Heaven.†   (source)
  • ladies are verified in her; for her hairs are gold, her forehead Elysian fields, her eyebrows rainbows, her eyes suns, her cheeks roses, her lips coral, her teeth pearls, her neck alabaster, her bosom marble, her hands ivory, her fairness snow, and what modesty conceals from sight such, I think and imagine, as rational reflection can only extol, not compare.†   (source)
  • Speak, ye who best can tell, ye sons of light,
    Angels; for ye behold him, and with songs
    And choral symphonies, day without night,
    Circle his throne rejoicing; ye in Heaven
    On Earth join all ye Creatures to extol
    Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.†   (source)
  • "Didst thou take that for a yard wall, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "where or at which thou sawest that never sufficiently extolled grace and beauty?†   (source)
  • 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.†   (source)
  • O Father, gracious was that word which clos'd
    Thy sovran command, that Man should find grace;
    For which both Heaven and earth shall high extol
    Thy praises, with the innumerable sound
    Of hymns and sacred songs, wherewith thy throne
    Encompass'd shall resound thee ever blest.†   (source)
  • I extolled her beauty, her gaiety, her wit, so warmly, that my praises excited in him a desire to see a damsel adorned by such attractions.†   (source)
  • Then let us not think hard
    One easy prohibition, who enjoy
    Free leave so large to all things else, and choice
    Unlimited of manifold delights:
    But let us ever praise him, and extol
    His bounty, following our delightful task,
    To prune these growing plants, and tend these flowers,
    Which were it toilsome, yet with thee were sweet.†   (source)
  • O never yet duly extolled knight, Don Quixote of La Mancha, courage of the faint-hearted, prop of the tottering, arm of the fallen, staff and counsel of all who are unfortunate!†   (source)
  • Back from pursuit thy Powers with loud acclaim
    Thee only extolled, Son of thy Father's might,
    To execute fierce vengeance on his foes,
    Not so on Man: Him through their malice fallen,
    Father of mercy and grace, thou didst not doom
    So strictly, but much more to pity incline:
    No sooner did thy dear and only Son
    Perceive thee purposed not to doom frail Man
    So strictly, but much more to pity inclined,
    He to appease thy wrath, and end the strife
    Of mercy and justice in thy face discerned,
    Regardless of the bliss wherein he sat
    Second to thee, offered himself to die
    For Man's offence.†   (source)
  • high-mettled past extolling!†   (source)
  • Books that have been printed with the king's licence, and with the approbation of those to whom they have been submitted, and read with universal delight, and extolled by great and small, rich and poor, learned and ignorant, gentle and simple, in a word by people of every sort, of whatever rank or condition they may be—that these should be lies!†   (source)
  • One morning as Don Quixote went out for a stroll along the beach, arrayed in full armour (for, as he often said, that was "his only gear, his only rest the fray," and he never was without it for a moment), he saw coming towards him a knight, also in full armour, with a shining moon painted on his shield, who, on approaching sufficiently near to be heard, said in a loud voice, addressing himself to Don Quixote, "Illustrious knight, and never sufficiently extolled Don Quixote of La Mancha, I am the Knight of the White Moon, whose unheard-of achievements will perhaps have recalled him to thy memory.†   (source)
  • for we always conversed, whenever good fortune and my ingenuity gave us the chance, with the greatest gaiety and cheerfulness, mingling tears, sighs, jealousies, doubts, or fears with our words; it was all on my part a eulogy of my good fortune that Heaven should have given her to me for my mistress; I glorified her beauty, I extolled her worth and her understanding; and she paid me back by praising in me what in her love for me she thought worthy of praise; and besides we had a hundred thousand trifles and doings of our neighbours and acquaintances to talk about, and the utmost extent of my boldness was to take, almost by force, one of her fair white hands and carry it to m†   (source)
  • Everything fell out as he wished; Lothario awoke, and the two at once left the house, and Anselmo asked what he was anxious to know, and Lothario in answer told him that he had not thought it advisable to declare himself entirely the first time, and therefore had only extolled the charms of Camilla, telling her that all the city spoke of nothing else but her beauty and wit, for this seemed to him an excellent way of beginning to gain her good-will and render her disposed to listen to him with pleasure the next time, thus availing himself of the device the devil has recourse to when he would deceive one who is on th†   (source)
  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.†   (source)
  • Here one curses her and calls her capricious, fickle, and immodest, there another condemns her as frail and frivolous; this pardons and absolves her, that spurns and reviles her; one extols her beauty, another assails her character, and in short all abuse her, and all adore her, and to such a pitch has this general infatuation gone that there are some who complain of her scorn without ever having exchanged a word with her, and even some that bewail and mourn the raging fever of jealousy, for which she never gave anyone cause, for, as I have already said, her misconduct was known before her passion.†   (source)
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