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Synonyms for paean



Synonyms for paean

a formal expression of praise

(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)

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Gotham's restrained bible for culture vultures devoted its June 4 cover to the departing mob drama, and led its Talk of the Town column with a paean to Tony Soprano and his lumbering sociopaths, written by none other than editor in chief David Remnick.
Highly recommended for its evocative power, its warning about abusing nature, and its paean to the abiding human spirit in the face of unimaginable hardship.
"I just couldn't be Doria." The lead track on Woman Dangerous, "Simple Life," is an anthem for Roberts's return, a paean to being yourself and not making apologies.
Ford's evaluation of the troubled poet Delmore Schwartz is an extended paean of Schwartz's poems and stories.
Method is--in Taylor-esque tradition--a modern paean to the glory of male athleticism.
Norton & Company, September 2004), Spielberg considered that "the greatest movie every made." That epic paean to a slave-era South had caused blacks so much pain that it was amazing that he could say such a thing.
McLennan's tunes are up there with his finest work from the 1980s - best are the achingly honest paean to lost love No Reason To Cry and Finding You, which boasts the sweetest acoustic intro you're likely to hear.
Aside from its allusions to a number of ancient Chinese symbols such as the square and circle representing heaven and earth, the theatre is a paean to Modernism.
I switched on the national news, and they cut from another unctuous paean to Reagan to a story on the Laci Peterson trial and I actually heard myself mutter out loud, "Thank God."
In February Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed filed a review of the Los Angeles Opera's production of "Die Frau Ohne Schatten." As published in the paper's February 24 edition, Swed opined that "Richard Strauss' epic opera 'Die Frau Ohne Schatten' (The Woman Without a Shadow) is an incomparably glorious and goofy anti-abortion paean...."
The Giants big wave paean featured such aquatic marvels as Greg "Da Bull" Noll attempting to explain his penchant for big drops to the New York Times.
The second number at each show is an obligatory paean to the regime; the group speeds through it in two minutes.
The first line reads: "'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land." The poem is an indictment of her African roots and a paean to her captors and their religion.
In the following chapter, Eriksen addresses Vasari, giving particular emphasis to Vasari's paean to the design of St.