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Definition to praise, glorify, or honor
  • He lauded U.S. efforts to broker peace.
  • Three years afterwards he gave new offence to Laud by publishing a pamphlet against the hierarchy.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • As a consequence, I must sometimes appear at public functions where I am lauded as a saviour of the public health.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • They are eager to wear their new status as ladies, to be paraded about and lauded until they see themselves with new eyes.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • She did not stay to retaliate, but re-entered in a minute, bearing a reaming silver pint, whose contents I lauded with becoming earnestness.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • CI-DEVANT GENIUS OF THE AGE The proper folks one's talents laud: Come on, and none shall pass us!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Many of the letters lauded his efforts, too.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Laud be to God! even there my life must end.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Benjamin Bache turned with a fury on the President he had so recently lauded as a prudent, high-minded man of integrity.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The crime was sensationalized by the local media, which lauded the police and prosecutor for coming to the aid of a defenseless infant.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Well, God be thanked for these rebels; they offend none but the virtuous: I laud them, I praise them.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • My ugly tweed librarian outfit was lauded as the most work-appropriate.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Did the hall ring with it as those pansy-boys and their soft ladies applauded and lauded him?
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • He has been lauded everywhere he has traveled in the small island nation, hailed as a victorious returning son.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Upon Messner's return to civilization, his ascent was widely lauded as the greatest mountaineering feat of all time.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • And without missing a beat, those highly paid newspeople become national heroes, lauded back home in the press and on television.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It's good to see y'all this day—the Laud's day!
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • It makes the smell of Estee Lauder's Beautiful, Clinique's Happy, Ralph Lauren's Polo, and Calvin Klein's Eternity.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Rawdon's generosity, when they were first married, has already been described and lauded.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Some who were lauded as shining examples of patriotism looked hardly fit for battle, like the Connecticut unit comprised entirely of "aged gentlemen."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776

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