What does the word panegyric mean?

Usage examples for panegyric

  1. On the same day came out a burning panegyric of six columns in the 'Examiner, ' a curious cross- fire. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  2. Lord Dawton then took courage, and chimed in with a long panegyric on V-, and a long account of what was due to him, and to the zeal of his family, adding, that in a crisis like this, it was absolutely necessary to engage a certain, rather than a doubtful and undecided support; that, for his part, if he placed you in parliament, he thought you quite as likely to prove a foe as a friend; that, owing to the marriage of your uncle, your expectations were by no means commensurate with your presumption, and that the same talents which made your claims to favour, as an ally, created also no small danger in placing you in any situation where you could become hurtful as an enemy. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  3. Then Pasquarello spoke a long panegyric upon his new master, Signor Pasquale, attributing to him all the virtues under the sun; and he concluded with a description of his character, which he portrayed as being the very essence of amiability and grace. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann