in praise of


: giving praise to (someone or something) : being about the good qualities of (someone or something)
The poem is in praise of nature.

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Recent Examples on the Web After the premiere, Presley posted an Instagram Story in praise of his younger sister. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2024 Polyrhythmic drums keep the connection to the earth while their lyrics rise up in praise of the orishas, the deities of the Yoruba pantheon. Helena Alonso Paisley, Miami Herald, 29 Jan. 2024 Villagers also gathered outside the tunnel, some singing Hindu devotional songs and raising slogans in praise of the Hindu god Lord Ram on hearing news of the breakthrough. Saurabh Sharma, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Nov. 2023 Egypt’s schoolchildren in the 1960s were taught a song in praise of the man who’d appointed himself their president in 1954, at age 36—uncommonly young for a nonroyal to lead an Arab nation. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2023 Several guild leaders issued statements in praise of Young’s tenure. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 3 Nov. 2023 Young leaders working to create safer and more inclusive online spaces have received surprise phone calls from Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in praise of their efforts. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Aug. 2023 In his speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress last week, Israeli President Isaac Herzog invoked the word democracy, or a variation thereof, at least 17 times in praise of his country’s political system. Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2023 Later, as members of the congregation offered prayers, one woman spoke out in praise of the firefighters who battled the fire on Friday. John Hilliard,, 4 June 2023

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“In praise of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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