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Examples of emblazon in a Sentence
colossal statues and other monumental constructions that were intended to emblazon his name for eons to come
Recent Examples of emblazon from the Web
When a big college football or NFL game is taking place, it will be emblazoned across what is likely the largest LED screen this side of AT&T Stadium.
The items for sale, the email noted, included such indispensables as Criquet polo shirts, cufflinks, challenge coins, and drinkware, all emblazoned with the logos of two long-defunct campaigns.
The traditional red shirt is interwoven with dazzling yellow diamonds, with the Belgian team emblem emblazoned proudly in the middle of the kit.
Ever atune to image, Hefner traded his native midwest for Los Angeles just as his fame was taking off (in a massive private jet emblazoned with the bunny logo).
According to news accounts, many of the marchers waved swastika flags and wore shirts emblazoned with quotes from Adolf Hitler.
Behind him is a black curtain hung from a metal frame, emblazoned with a picture of a Minecraft tunnel.
No student is ever seen sporting a T-shirt with a chic Reinhard Heydrich likeness emblazoned across the front.
After her first two looks, Gisele and a whole platoon of models stormed the catwalk à la Dolce & Gabbana, except there weren't any babies this time—just T-shirts emblazoned with Gisele's face.
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The History of emblazon
English speakers have been using the heraldic sense of "emblazon" since the late 16th century, and before that there was the verb "blazon" ("to describe heraldically") and the noun "blazon" ("a heraldic coat of arms"), which descend from Anglo-French blason. "Emblazon" still refers to adorning something with an emblem of heraldry, but it is now more often used for adorning or publicizing something in any conspicuous way, whether with eye-catching decoration or colorful words of praise.
First Known Use of emblazon
Synonymsbless, carol, celebrate, praise, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hymn, laud, magnify, resound
Related Wordsadore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, tout
Near Antonymsblame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste (or lambast)
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