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noun as in hymn of praise

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From the outset, we didn’t want this issue to be a paean to doomerism.

Todd Haynes’ bittersweet love story, impeccably adapted by Phyllis Nagy from Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt, is a rich, glorious paean to New York in the 1950s.

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It becomes a paean to writing like you’re running out of time and living like there’s no day but today.

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His paean to the “unimaginable power” of the prosecutor feels incomplete without any acknowledgment of how this mission can go awry or how that power is experienced by those on the receiving end.

If the point was to create a paean to mediocrity, then Linklater has made maybe the definitive work on the subject.

He spoke movingly about his parents, got a rousing response to every paean to business success and American values.

Shockingly, this paean to the good old days did not prevail.

A paean to the lack of “personal ambition” in the American armed forces?

In its modern origins California was paean to progress in the best sense of the word.

Its history, as composed by its own citizens, is one long paean of praise.

The news spread like wildfire, and a great paean of triumph went up from a thousand throats.

Shall I not follow many an illustrious example and sing my modest paean in her praise?

If Father Roland had known, he would have uttered a paean of joy.

Senator Whitten then launched into a paean of praise for the ancient art of preparing food.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to paean, such as: hymn, acclamation, anthem, ode, pean, and praise.

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