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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMENDATION

Perhaps he thought of Rahab who hid the spies, and received a commendation for it.

You ask for what you do not need when you call upon me for a word of commendation.

He, no doubt, expected to be welcomed in the warmest terms of commendation.

This was his commendation, from hour to hour; it made up the litany of his gratitude for what she had been to him.

She was no longer a pretty girl, a nice girl, as the commendation went.

It may be right as being meritorious, and deserving of commendation.

A most noble and disinterested achievement, and worthy of all commendation.

If He is dissatisfied, the commendation of the many is as froth.

I knew she meant my use of her name as well as my commendation.

He was also young enough to long for a word of commendation.

WORD ORIGIN

"expression of approval," late 14c. (from c.1200 as the name of one of the Offices of the Dead), from Old French commendacion "approval, praise," from Latin commendationem (nominative commendatio) "recommendation, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of commendare (see commend).

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