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a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly (plural: encomia). as the adjective encomiastic, means bestowing praise, eulogistic, laudatory

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a graduate student launched on an encomium of times past

—p.244 Short Shrift (239) by George Steiner
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these novels' lofty, encomiastic view of pure math

—p.213 Rhetoric and the Math Melodrama (209) by David Foster Wallace
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3 years, 2 months ago

much of that criticism consisting in apologiae, encomiums

—p.245 The Best of the Prose Poem (243) by David Foster Wallace
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The prospect of living with her inspires pages of encomia on solitude

about Kafka's attitude towards his betrothed

—p.63 F. Kafka, Everyman (58) by Zadie Smith
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3 years, 3 months ago


PG's one-line encomium of RTM was as absolute as it was brief

—p.61 by Antonio Garcia Martinez
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3 years, 3 months ago


Encomia to these neoliberalizing achievements were the stuff of virtually all Argentina coverage in the English-language business press of the ’90s.

—p.57 Argentinidad (53) by Benjamin Kunkel
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1 year, 4 months ago


In the 1990s, encomiums to the Constitution were taken for granted.

—p.25 Goodbye, Cold War (20) by Aziz Rana
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1 year, 8 months ago


an authority for Winkler’s own encomium to those very conceptions

—p.131 Metaphysicking the West (125) by Dylan Riley
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1 year, 8 months ago


there is the encomium to Iranian women for their buried labors

—p.78 Tehran (75) by Vijay Prashad
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1 year, 8 months ago


festooned with American flags and encomiums to Abraham Lincoln

I think it should be encomia but maybe that's just a colloquial version?

—p.120 Our Favorite Dupe (117) by Seth Ackerman
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2 years, 6 months ago