extoller

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n extoller someone who communicates high praise
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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 Extoller One who extols; one who praises.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n extoller One who extols; a praiser or eulogizer.
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Usage

In literature:

The impecunious poet no longer extols the princess, the wife of his lord and master.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
And so Theodosius was extolled by ecclesiastical writers as the model for emperors.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
The little boy was well again, and I had been outrageously extolled by them.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
This fleet had been extolled for speed and fighting qualities.
"Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain" by Prescott Holmes
The happy inhabitants of heaven as they behold God in His indescribable splendor extol Him with hymns of praise.
"The Excellence of the Rosary" by M. J. Frings
Those who have been in the field with him and much about his person extol his coolness, bravery, and endurance.
"Roumania Past and Present" by James Samuelson
It was highly extolled by Mozart, and to it Clementi ascribed his knowledge and skill.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
He puffed it in his journals and extolled its virtues in his state papers.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
You have agents who extol it, fools who believe you, protectors who support you.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
Is that the kind of love that you have been extolling to the skies?
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
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In poetry:

Profounds whose silences proclaim
What realms of mystery and awe!
Colossal Wraths extolling Law
From unsubverted thrones of flame!—
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
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To virtue in humble resentment withdrawn,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
Know, Celia, since thou art so proud,
'Twas I that gave thee thy renown.
Thou hadst in the forgotten crowd
Of common beauties lived unknown
Had not my verse extolled thy name,
And with it imped the wings of Fame.
"Know, Celia, Since Thou Art So Proud" by Thomas Carew
There was no pride about her, and day after day,
She walked with her young brother, who was always gay,
A beautiful boy he was, about thirteen years old,
And Jenny and her brother by the miners were greatly extolled.
"Jenny Carrister, The Heroine of Lucknow-Mine" by William Topaz McGonagall
`In the shadow of Thy wings, O Lord of Hosts, whom I extol,
I will put my trust for ever,' so the kingly David sings.
`Thou shalt help me, Thou shalt save me, only
Thou shalt keep me whole,
In the shadow of Thy wings.'
"In Time of Doubt" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

Porto, the legendary fortified wine whose virtues have been extolled by kings and poets, is an historic sip that often evokes images of tradition, luxury and refinement.
Made in Nashville, Logo Extols City's Creativity.
Folica, a purveyor of hair products, partners with Extole to drive customer advocacy by offering special deals.
Breakfast, long extolled as the best way to jump-start the day, is actually gaining ground as a great way for operators to keep money coming in during later hours, too.
IT IS the country that invented the 35-hour working week, prides itself on its joie de vivre and whose president extols the merits of measuring happiness, not just national income.
Politicians are quick to extol the virtues of domestic oil drilling while ignoring the tradeoffs.
Michael Bar-Zohar is certainly right to extol the humanity of Bulgarians during the Holocaust ("Bulgaria, Too, Rescued Jews From Hitler," letter, Oct 16).
"In Defense of the Forests" (December 18, 2002) In a collection of Atlantic articles, the pioneering naturalist John Muir extolled the wonders of our nation's forests and called for their protection.
An 1877 directory of the Old West End marketed the neighborhood by extolling the "great depths of its lots" and the "high character of the residents of the neighborhood.
The first 16 are neatly typed below a Quranic verse extolling martyrdom.
Recently a pal insistently extolled the virtues of Brasserie Ten Ten's weekend brunch, but I remained skeptical.
It's been well over a year ago since we extolled the virtues of this town's Top 5 Burgers.
She is quick to extol the virtues of an EHR project that evolved from a collaborative business arrangement she has with two other physicians and two mid-level clinicians.
When wine experts extol the virtues of vintage port—its ruby glow, its silky texture, its harmonic convergence with Stilton—they studiously avoid the one thing that I, a non expert, like most about it.
Fox digital media chief extols the virtues of technology.
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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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