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encomium
used in Gulliver's Travels

2 uses
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Definition
a formal expression of praise
  • This great prince received me at my landing with all possible encomiums, and created me a nardac upon the spot, which is the highest title of honour among them.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (56% in)
  • This speech was immediately published throughout the kingdom; nor did any thing terrify the people so much as those encomiums on his majesty's mercy; because it was observed, that the more these praises were enlarged and insisted on, the more inhuman was the punishment, and the sufferer more innocent.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (87% in)

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