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eulogy


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eulogy  \Eu"lo*gy\,  n.;  pl  {Eulogies}.  [Gr.  ?,  from  ?  well 
  speaking;  ?  well  +  ?  to  speak.  Cf  {Eulogium},  and  see 
  {Legend}.] 
  A  speech  or  writing  in  commendation  of  the  character  or 
  services  of  a  person;  as  a  fitting  eulogy  to  worth. 
 
  Eulogies  turn  into  elegies.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  Encomium;  praise;  panegyric;  applause. 
 
  Usage:  {Eulogy},  {Eulogium},  {Encomium},  {Panegyric}.  The 
  idea  of  praise  is  common  to  all  these  words  The  word 
  encomium  is  used  of  both  persons  and  things  which  are 
  the  result  of  human  action  and  denotes  warm  praise. 
  Eulogium  and  eulogy  apply  only  to  persons  and  are  more 
  studied  and  of  greater  length.  A  panegyric  was 
  originally  a  set  speech  in  a  full  assembly  of  the 
  people,  and  hence  denotes  a  more  formal  eulogy, 
  couched  in  terms  of  warm  and  continuous  praise, 
  especially  as  to  personal  character.  We  may  bestow 
  encomiums  on  any  work  of  art,  on  production  of  genius, 
  without  reference  to  the  performer;  we  bestow 
  eulogies,  or  pronounce  a  eulogium,  upon  some 
  individual  distinguished  for  his  merit  public 
  services;  we  pronounce  a  panegyric  before  an  assembly 
  gathered  for  the  occasion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eulogy 
  n  :  a  formal  expression  of  praise  [syn:  {encomium},  {panegyric}, 
  {paean},  {pean}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EULOGY,  n.  Praise  of  a  person  who  has  either  the  advantages  of  wealth 
  and  power,  or  the  consideration  to  be  dead. 
 
 




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