n. high praise; formal expression of praise; tribute
Uneasy with the encomium expressed by his supporters, Tolkien felt unworthy of such high praise.
Sentence in Classic:
When he had enumerated the many different occasions on which the Hurons had exhibited their courage and prowess, in the punishment of insults, he digressed in a high encomium on the virtue of wisdom.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Micawber roused me from this reflection, which was blended with a certain remorseful apprehension of seeing Steerforth himself, by bestowing many encomiums on the absent Littimer as a most respectable fellow, and a thoroughly admirable servant.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Yet, for all the encomiums contained in his diploma, he had much ado to procure a nomination to a Government Department; and only after a long time was a minor post found for him, at a salary of thirty or fourty roubles a year.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Krempe was not equally docile; and in my condition at that time, of almost insupportable sensitiveness, his harsh blunt encomiums gave me even more pain than the benevolent approbation of M.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context