paean » peon

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Mass not only updates the state of research and the great issues that still need to be addressed, he presents a peon of praise for Hall. (Historian, Winter 1993)
  • Euphoric suggests at once a celebratory style, peons of praise to nature, to woman, to health, for instance, and a powerful emotional investment in abstract concepts and terms. (Literature and Medicine, Spring 1996)
  • To Steve Maharey, tertiary education supremo: an E for his undergraduate coupling of Boys Own Annual and Dr Pangloss in boosterish responses to questions and teeth-on-edge peons of praise to this best-of-all-possible governments. (New Zealand Herald, Dec. 19, 2001)
  • Readers don’t just renew subscriptions, they write sincere peons of praise for the paper. (Canadian Driver, Sep. 23, 2004)
| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/02/16 |

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