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eulogy

a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or thing, esp a person who has recently died
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le Maire," he said, bending as though to escape from Benassis' eulogium.
Bestowing this eulogium on the retired character of his retreat with a dubious shake of the head, Mr Meagles led the way into the house.
Pickwick fully entered into the spirit of this eulogium, but he could not exactly re-echo its terms; for the soft light of intelligence burned rather feebly in the eyes of the warriors, inasmuch as the command 'eyes front' had been given, and all the spectator saw before him was several thousand pair of optics, staring straight forward, wholly divested of any expression whatever.
Aramis, confiding in the address of Bazin, made a pompous eulogium on his candidate.
Allworthy endeavoured to soften this resentment by many eulogiums on Sophia, declaring he had no doubt but that Mr Blifil would very gladly receive the offer; but all was ineffectual; he could obtain no other answer from the squire but--"I say no more--I humbly hope there's no harm done--that's all.
I saw that paragon of manly perfections in London: he seemed scarcely to merit the eulogiums of his mother and sister, though he certainly appeared more conversable and agreeable than Lord Lowborough, more candid and high-minded than Mr.
Benjamin Hughes, "Extract from Eulogium on the Character of Wilberforce," The Colored American, May 13, 1837.
33) Laird (2014: 208): Feritas Hispanorum quondam tanta erat, vt Sylius Italicus ex Italica Bethicae ciuitate oriundus, dicat de maioribus suis eulogium inclytum.
21) Continuatio Eulogii, in Eulogium (historiarum sive temporis): Chronicon ab orbe condito usque ad Annum Domini M.