extolment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n extolment an expression of approval and commendation "he always appreciated praise for his work"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The book The Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley, was the inspiration behind Jim Morrison naming his band The Doors. The book extolls the use of hallucinogenic drugs.
    • n Extolment Praise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n extolment The act of extolling, or the state of being extolled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Extolment the act of extolling: the state of being extolled
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. extollĕreex, up, tollĕre, to lift or raise.

Usage

In literature:

It contains a larger number of strange epithets, but Siva is also extolled as the All-God, who asks for devotion and grants grace.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
But it finds its own success at last, and then the prudent also extol.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Simplicity has been extolled, and we find the word interpreted in clumsiness and crudity.
"The Complete Home" by Various
That is to say, one custodian extols the work in order that another may reap a second harvest by turning its leaves.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
Sleep, glorious, blessed sleep; feel like writing an ode to extol its virtues.
"Woman's Endurance" by A.D.L.
The Romans extolled with transport the talents of Corinne, both as the representative of Juliet, and the translator of the piece.
"Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Mme de Stael
Extolling the size of Mtesa's country, they say it would take a year to go across it.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
They indicate that this is the guest tent, and there are a few little maxims traced upon it, extolling the virtues of hospitality.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Though he had lost his belief that science and modern progress alone possess the power to convey happiness, he extolled their virtues.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Again Hanson was complaisant, extolling them as worthy to accompany the cognac, and after that a silence fell between them.
"The Black Pearl" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Her friends began extolling her charity and the goodness of her heart.
"Great Singers, First Series" by George T. Ferris
He made a progress to Aix-la-Chapelle, and along the Rhenish frontier, flattered and extolled at every station.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
But I must confess I have heard him extol the merits of the Bedouins.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
I extol the holiness of my Lord, the Great!
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
The peaceful triumphs of the law, the calm pleasures of commerce and finance, were extolled in vain.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
The newly elected president, whose tact had been extolled by Emily Davis, found it speedily put to the test.
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
Diderot, as usual, energetically extols nature, as the one source and fountain of true artistic inspiration.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
In his absence they extol his deeds.
"The Eyes of Asia" by Rudyard Kipling
For this god is invisible, but to be extolled by us as one of the very oldest gods.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
They could hear him extolling, on his way through the outer office, the talent of the operator within.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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In poetry:

At the foot-stool of Power let flattery fawn,
Let Faction her idols extol to the skies;
To virtue in humble resentment withdrawn,
Unblam'd may the merits of gratitude rise.
"The Pilot That Weath'd The Storm" by George Canning
Great gifts they did send her of silver and gold,
And in their songs daily her love was extolled;
Her beauty was blaz-ed in every degree,
So fair and so comely was pretty Bessee.
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
IT happened, one of them so nicely played,
The fav'rite lass produced a little maid,
Which both extolled, and each his own believed,
Though doubtless one or t'other was deceived.
"The Two Friends" by Jean de La Fontaine
And all these things, like a single heart and soul,
Like a spoken word, and with a virginal love,
Worship, and flower in ecstasy, and extol
Him that guards from evil, the clement God above.
"Crimen Amoris" by Clark Ashton Smith
Now Sherbet, my husband extols to the skies,
With me though, my stomach is weak and won't bear it:
And Sherry, though sometimes affecting my eyes,
A bottle with pleasure we'll open and share it.
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of The Necessity Of Good Wine And Other Matters" by Horatio Alger Jr
Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set,
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
"Land Of Hope And Glory" by Arthur Christopher Benson

In news:

After I read the latest article to extol Miami's New World restaurants -- a spread in the November issue of Gourmet magazine.
C R England, provider of temperature-controlled trucking, brokerage, intermodal, and container service, has selected Extol business integration software to support its expansion.
The video above, prominently featuring Rep Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH), comes from a longer documentary made by filmmaker Noel Burch extolling the virtues of the American radical left.
Ashlee Simpson appeared on the July cover of Marie Claire magazine extolling the virtues of appreciating one's body as it is — then she had a nose job.
Mary Poppins' friend Bert had it right when extolled the virtues of kites.
How ironic it is that in the same Friday issue of the MDJ, two letters appear from Muslims extolling the peaceful virtues of Islam and the purity of Muhammad.
Recently, we've been entertained by a variety of Obama supporters submitting letters that extol the alleged, presidential "accomplishments" of the last four years.
Ashlee Simpson appeared on the July cover of Marie Claire magazine extolling the virtues of appreciating one's body as it is — then she had a nose job .
That can buy a whole lot of books extolling math as a fun, profitable adventure.
The practice of placenta -eating grabbed headlines recently after Actress January Jones extolled its benefits in People magazine.
Over a pot of tea at Petro's, the politician-infested diner across the street from the Thompson Center, Pat Quinn was extolling his accomplishments as Illinois governor.
In a television commercial for the Audi A6 automobile, the company extols the virtues of its "intelligent" car in a world that's less than perfect for driving.
Our KLAW Classic comes from 29 years ago today, and extolls the qualities of a certain brand of tequila.
Star-struck and sentimental, " Show Business " takes that as a reason to extol anyone who even makes the attempt.
Dan Martin, PGA, extolls the virtues of a super-slow motion practice swing.
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In science:

The first part promoted the new supercomputer centre at Swinburne, extolling the processing power of the planned network of 64 linked workstations.
Supernova Remnants, Pulsars and the Interstellar Medium - Summary of a Workshop Held at U Sydney, March 1999
This large figure is sometimes decried (at this time) as a blow to predictivity of string/M theory or extolled as giving string theory a rich enough ‘landscape’ to contain vacua that match the physical parameters (e.g. the cosmological constant) of our universe.
Counting String Vacua
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