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commend
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
praise or recommend
  • Good phrases are surely, and ever were, very commendable.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (65% in)
  • Which notwithstanding they cannot handsomely do, without the borrowed help and satire of times past; condemning the vices of their own times, by the expressions of vices in times which they commend, which cannot but argue the community of vice in both.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (10% in)

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