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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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7 years, 2 months ago


these novels' lofty, encomiastic view of pure math

—p.213 Rhetoric and the Math Melodrama (209) by David Foster Wallace
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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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7 years, 1 month ago


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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7 years, 2 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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7 years, 3 months ago


Think of the encomia of European intellectuals like Sartre and Beauvoir to the great American writers who didn’t teach, didn’t go to school, but worked as truck drivers, bartenders, nightwatchmen, stevedores, anything but intellectuals

—p.263 Dirty Little Secret (263) by Fredric Jameson
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2 years, 6 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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5 years, 7 months ago


Nothing so gauche as an explicit defence of the Grandma Millie fantasy; only an encomium to the profits and practices of which it was exuberant expression.

—p.40 On Social Saidsm (17) by China Miéville
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2 years, 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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5 years, 7 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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6 years, 5 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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5 years, 3 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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