Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRAISES

All the sailors had a kind word for him, and many were the praises which he received in the forecastle.

And the poor creature ran on in my praises, and in professions of love to me.

Let them (the gods) declare, let them magnify, let them sing his praises.

When she looked up, to repeat her praises, she perceived he was gone.

She was anxious to talk of her niece, and to relate how she had been singing my praises to Monny.

Upon which they both united in the praises of their common friend.

One cares so little for the style in which one's praises are written.

And whether the world which I seek to help censures or praises me—that is nothing to me.

When any one praises us, we hold up our heads and believe him.

There is no measure or end of my praises, and yet 'tis fit my oration have an end.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to laud, commend, flatter," from Old French preisier, variant of prisier "to praise, value," from Late Latin preciare, earlier pretiare (see price (n.)). Replaced Old English lof, hreþ.

Specifically with God as an object from late 14c. Related: Praised; praising. Now a verb in most Germanic languages (German preis, Danish pris, etc.), but only in English is it differentiated in form from cognate price.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.