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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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However, here Menard is incorrect, and his eulogist proves that point.
Eulogists gave us the down-to-earth Untener, who announced his role as bishop with the words, "Hello, I am Ken and I am going to be your waiter." He was the bishop who lived out of his car, or in every rectory in the diocese in order to know his priests better.
Benjamin Palmer declared that Dabney held to his belief that scripture sanctioned slavery "to the day of his death." (1) Some contemporaries were proud of the intellectual legacy of a man whom eminent Presbyterian thinker Charles Hodge once called the "greatest living teacher of theology." According to one eulogist, Dabney had created not only a "splendid literature," but would live through the large company of ministers he had trained in almost four decades teaching theology at Hampden-Sydney College.
When Bishop Hovius died in 1620, church bells rang and a suitable eulogist was summoned.
Pevsner (not a man prone to exaggeration) calls it 'most unusual', and Arthur Mee, that inveterate traveller and eulogist of all things English, describes it as 'most remarkable'.
"You," that is, "the generations of the future will often look back to this memorable epoch," one anonymous eulogist claims confidently.
The conclusion is merely that the "eulogist of Homer" has no techne in virtue of which he is such a homeric eulogist (542b: [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and this does not entail that there is no rhapsodic techne at all.
Honestly ACHILLES, you should know me better than believing I would lend myself to playing the role of a hired eulogist? Do you really still underestimate my critical faculties after all we've been through together?
(In addition to these, the eulogist mentions several out of a |vast [Num.sup.r]', including most notably Newton and Halley, for whom he claims Dougharty answered |questions'.) Over eighty individuals and family names are featured, though the eulogist would have us believe that these represent only a small proportion of |many great and useful Men not hundreds but some thousands' with whom Dougharty |furnished England' in over sixty years of teaching.
Conroy adored the way we supported each other during the service, patting each eulogist's back as he or she returned to sit down.
So often the eulogist tells us that we're burying a wonderful person who'd done wonderful things in life, whose compassion, faith, and wisdom were extraordinary.
Fort Hood (Texas, US), Nov.11 (ANI): Many soldiers and relatives expressed a tearful gratitude to US President Barack Obama for taking on the role of a national eulogist here on Tuesday to help them grieve for those killed and injured last week by a US Army Muslim psychiatrist.