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laudatory

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Definition giving praise
  • A laudatory remark
  • ...if he had exhausted every laudatory adjective in the dictionary, it wouldn't have been praise enough.
    Charles Dickens  --  Barnaby Rudge
  • To this end, she approached the question with divers laudatory and appropriate remarks touching the general amiability of Mr Frank Cheeryble.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He was laudatory, extremely laudatory.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • 'I think that saying prayers before each mission is a very moral and highly laudatory procedure, sir,' he offered timidly, and waited.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Now, when Carrie heard Drouet's laudatory opinion of her dramatic ability, her body tingled with satisfaction.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He would mention him in laudatory terms to new-comers, when his back was turned.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The whole world already crowns him with glory;— Both in physique and character he's laudatory; He has red ears and a florid, flushing face With him for a mate you'd live in joyful grace.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • His conscience, therefore, usually considered the surest witness to a man's integrity,—his conscience, unless it might be for the little space of five minutes in the twenty-four hours, or, now and then, some black day in the whole year's circle,—his conscience bore an accordant testimony with the world's laudatory voice.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Martin had confessed his double engagement; he had explained that Leora was unquestionably the most gracious young woman on earth; but as he had previously used up all of his laudatory adjectives and all of Clif's patience on the subject of Madeline, Clif failed to listen, and prepared to dislike Leora as another siren of morality.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Mrs Merdle also, as a leading lady rich in distinction, elegance, grace, and beauty, he mentioned in very laudatory terms.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He was laudatory, extremely laudatory.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • ...on the same subject, until she retired for the night, when she questioned the hungry servant, minutely, regarding the outward appearance and demeanour of Nicholas; to which queries the girl returned such enthusiastic replies, coupled with so many laudatory remarks touching his beautiful dark eyes, and his sweet smile, and his straight legs—upon which last-named articles she laid particular stress; the general run of legs at Dotheboys Hall being crooked—that Miss Squeers was not long in...
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby

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