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encomium
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
a formal expression of praise
  • While these, and many other encomiums, were being passed on the accomplished Nancy, that young lady made the best of her way to the police-office; whither, notwithstanding a little natural timidity consequent upon walking through the streets alone and unprotected, she arrived in perfect safety shortly afterwards.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (71% in)
  • In compliance with Mr. Fagin's request, the Artful untied this bundle, which was of large size, and formed of an old table-cloth; and handed the articles it contained, one by one, to Charley Bates: who placed them on the table, with various encomiums on their rarity and excellence.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (22% in)

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