eu·​lo·​gist | \ ˈyü-lə-jist How to pronounce eulogist (audio) \

Definition of eulogist

: one who eulogizes

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Obama is reportedly expected to be one of the eulogists at McCain’s funeral service. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Read Barack Obama’s and Joe Biden’s statements on John McCain.," 26 Aug. 2018 From a funerary eulogist spouting the tenets of Dadaism to a housewife praying to pop art at the dinner table, each role in the film comprises a different movement. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch her play a Jim Jarmusch-obsessed schoolteacher in an exclusive clip from the new film.," 2 June 2017 Hasn’t classic rock always been evaluated through the eulogist’s haze of time and sentiment? Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Was Classic Rock a Sound, or a Tribe?," 28 May 2018 Jeb Bush, final eulogist, choked back tears while recounting his mom’s genuineness, wearing fake pearls and not dying her hair. Carolyn Mcatee Cerbin, USA TODAY, "Former president George H.W. Bush returns to family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine," 20 May 2018 The mourners and the eulogists were remembering and celebrating not just a woman, but a feeling – a sense of order, grounding and civility that seems missing today. Roxanne Roberts, The Seattle Times, "An old-school proper goodbye for Barbara Bush, a first lady of grace and grit," 21 Apr. 2018 Three eulogists - historian Jon Meacham, longtime friend Susan Baker and son Jeb Bush - each painted a portrait of a devoted mother with a no-frills attitude. Jacob Carpenter And Emily Foxhall, San Antonio Express-News, "Thousands honor nation’s first mother as she is laid to rest," 21 Apr. 2018 The selection of Jeb Bush as a eulogist, and not her son, former president George W. Bush, is notable in part because of his antagonistic relationship with Trump during the 2016 campaign and after. Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, "Barbara Bush to be honored by friends and family at private funeral in Houston," 21 Apr. 2018 The eulogists read from letters George H.W. had written to Barbara, professing his love in youth and old age. Jacob Carpenter And Emily Foxhall, San Antonio Express-News, "Thousands honor nation’s first mother as she is laid to rest," 21 Apr. 2018

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1808, in the meaning defined above

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