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eulogium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eulogium a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eulogium A formal eulogy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eulogium Eulogy, or a eulogy.
    • n eulogium Synonyms See eulogy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eulogium ū-lō′ji-um a speaking well of: a speech or writing in praise of
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL., fr. Gr. eulogy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Late L. eulogium—Gr. eulogion (classical eulogia)—eu, well, logia, a speaking.

Usage

In literature:

The Apostle's heartfelt eulogium upon him shows two phases of his work.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
His great enemy himself grieved for him, and pronounced his finest eulogium.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
The daily view of them animated his mind to compose their eulogiums.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
As Eben Tollman read these details in cold type, each note of their eulogium scorched a nerve of his own jealous antipathy.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
Hadria remarked that Professor Theobald's last sentence had added the crowning dignity to his eulogium.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
He prefaced his motion with a speech, which his compatriots spoke of in terms of highest eulogium.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
Their efforts in the way of eulogium illustrate and illuminate Pascal's obscure saying that poetry is a particular sadness.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
Christina wept for him, had him interred in the cemetery for foreigners, and placed a long eulogium upon his tomb.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
If eulogiums did not seem to him duly bestowed, his soul, athirst for justice and truth, repelled them indignantly.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Here, as well as in that general range or width of subject and thought which attracted Dryden's eulogium, he stands alone.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
His eloquent eulogium on the Gospel and its author is well known.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
After commencing, however, with Bible in hand, he launched out into an irrelevant eulogium upon "his Christ," etc.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
The Philadelphia journals vied with each other in their eulogiums of her grace, beauty, and eloquence.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
They are inexhaustible in eulogium.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He assented to the gentleman's eulogium upon Lord Mansfield.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
The attachment that Homer had to wine, appears in the frequent eulogiums he gives that liquor.
"Ebrietatis Encomium" by Boniface Oinophilus
His publication of Emerson's letter with its magnificent eulogium of "Leaves of Grass" has been much commented upon.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
Lord Grey passed a very fine eulogium upon Lord Ponsonby.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
I am not writing my eulogium for the Academy; I will admit it was unpardonably imbecile, but I told it her.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Talleyrand pronounced a glowing eulogium.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
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