Examples of eulogy in a Sentence
He delivered a moving eulogy at his father's funeral.
several eulogies were given at the special assembly marking the retirement of the company's longtime president
Recent Examples of eulogy from the Web
That plans for demolition have thus far been allowed to move forward without debate is forgivable; but this eulogy will do double duty as call to arms.
The clip was taken from Obama’s eulogy of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a former state senator and activist who was killed in the South Carolina church terrorist shooting in 2015.
Fortunately, the finale — a eulogy poignantly delivered by actor Brent Roberts — is an uplifting story of a woman who lived the American dream, working hard to ensure that her children lived a better life than her own.
Kerrigan’s brother gave a eulogy, and the dead man was buried not far from the grave of the elder Kerrigan’s late wife.
It was immortalized in stories and books, including a famous eulogy by legendary rock scribe Lester Bangs that celebrates his life, but also chronicles his downward spiral.
At her mother’s funeral, Reynolds gave a difficult eulogy.
Courtney delivered the eulogy at Elaine May's funeral and shared the story of her final moments with her mother.
The Telegram account of ISIS supporters posted a brief eulogy and a biography of the ISIS leader.
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eulogies Aren't Only For Funerals
With its -logy ending, eulogy means literally something like "good speech". We are told to speak only good of the dead, but a eulogist actually makes a speech in the dead person's honor--or often instead for someone living, who might actually be there in the audience. The most famous eulogies include Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Pericles' funeral oration for the Athenian warriors; but these are only two of the many great eulogies, which continue to be delivered not only at funerals and memorial services but at retirement parties, anniversary parties, and birthday parties.
Origin and Etymology of eulogy
Middle English euloge, from Medieval Latin eulogium, from Greek eulogia praise, from eu- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of eulogy
EULOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eulogy for English Language Learners
: a speech that praises someone who has died
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