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Arthur, not being in the mood to extol the memory of the deceased, was silent.

Did not you extol the two Seraphims just now in the same generous language?

But it finds its own success at last, and then the prudent also extol.

Extol her wit and talents, which has the zest of novelty, then you may succeed.

With us he can extol France, as there he extolled Saint Domingo.

They extol things necessary, Christian, and commanded of God.

But for once Evelyn was disposed to extol Honor at her own expense.

To extol the present and future of these Western towns seemed a fixed habit.

Verily I extol unto thee God, beside whom there is no other God.

We extol the goodness and adore the majesty and power of God.

WORD ORIGIN

also extoll, c.1400, "to lift up," from Latin extollere "to place on high, raise, elevate," figuratively "to exalt, praise," from ex- "up" (see ex-) + tollere "to raise," from PIE *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (cf. Greek talantos "bearing, suffering," tolman "to carry, bear," telamon "broad strap for bearing something," Atlas "the 'Bearer' of Heaven;" Lithuanian tiltas "bridge;" Sanskrit tula "balance," tulayati "lifts up, weighs;" Latin tolerare "to bear, support," latus "borne;" Old English þolian "to endure;" Armenian tolum "I allow"). Figurative sense of "praise highly" in English is first attested c.1500. Related: Extolled; extolling.

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