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There was no word of the bank episode, nothing but a paean of victory.

The officers, led by the Captain waving his cap from the bridge, joined in the paean.

Paean, A name of Apollo; a song sung before or after a battle.

"Thank you," he said simply, but his tone was better than a paean of praise.

That hum of wings is the Calicurgus' paean of triumph, until it be her death-song.

For Wagner's music is the century's paean of material triumph.

This paean of recantation and aspiration occupies the remainder of the poem.

When the victory is won, he exults in a paean of victory as soul-stirring as the Song of Deborah.

"You've crooked your orbit this time, bright boys," his jeer was a paean of triumph.

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

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin paean "hymn of deliverance," from Greek paian "hymn, chant, hymn to Apollo," from Paian, a name of the god of healing; originally the physician of the gods (in Homer), later merged with Apollo; literally "one who touches" (i.e. "one who heals by a touch"), from paio "to touch, strike."

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