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Eulogy \Eu"lo*gy\, n.; pl. Eulogies. [Gr. ?, from ? well speaking; e'y^ well + ? to speak. Cf. Eulogium, and see Legend.] A speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to worth.

Eulogies turn into elegies.

Syn: Encomium; praise; panegyric; applause.

Usage: Eulogy, Eulogium, Encomium, Panegyric. The idea of praise is common to all these words. The word encomium is used of both persons and things which are the result of human action, and denotes warm praise. Eulogium and eulogy apply only to persons and are more studied and of greater length. A panegyric was originally a set speech in a full assembly of the people, and hence denotes a more formal eulogy, couched in terms of warm and continuous praise, especially as to personal character. We may bestow encomiums on any work of art, on production of genius, without reference to the performer; we bestow eulogies, or pronounce a eulogium, upon some individual distinguished for his merit public services; we pronounce a panegyric before an assembly gathered for the occasion.


n. (plural of eulogy English)

Eulogies (band)

Eulogies was an American rock band based in Los Angeles, California. The final lineup consisted of Peter Walker on guitar and vocals, Drew Phillips on guitar, Chris Reynolds on drums, and Ashley Dzerigian on bass.

Former Eulogies bass player Tim Hutton and Chris Reynolds originally began playing with Peter Walker under the aegis of his solo work. After touring the US extensively in 2006, the trio was reborn under the name Eulogies. Drew Phillips joined the band in 2008, while Garrett Deloian joined the band in January 2009 (replacing bassist Tim Hutton, who left Eulogies shortly after recording resumed for their second album). They are signed to Los Angeles indie label Dangerbird Records, through which they released their self-titled debut album on September 11, 2007. The album was co-produced by fellow Dangerbird labelmate Hrishikesh Hirway ( The One A.M. Radio). Eulogies toured North America in support of that album in summer 2007 with Sea Wolf and in fall 2007 with Film School.

A second album, entitled Here Anonymous, was released on April 7, 2009, and was preceded by the EP Tempted to Do Nothing on November 4, 2008. North American tour dates with The Dears and Middle Distance Runner followed in spring 2009.

Their third and final full-length album, Tear The Fences Down, was released on January 18, 2011 exclusively on digital and vinyl formats. The CD version was released in March 2011.

Eulogies (album)

Eulogies is the debut album of Los Angeles-based indie rock group Eulogies, released by Dangerbird Records on September 11, 2007. The album was co-produced by Peter Walker and Hrishikesh Hirway ( The One A.M. Radio). A music video was produced for the song "One Man."

A picture disc 7" single was released for "If I Knew You" (with the B-side "Fires Out") in limited quantities. A split single was released on 7" vinyl in 2007, featuring "If I Knew You" by Eulogies on one side, and "You're a Wolf" by Sea Wolf on the other.

Usage examples of "eulogies".

Then he broke forth into eulogies about his wife — excellent manager of the home, a mother who was always modestly sacrificing herself for her children and husband.

There came into his mind the eulogies which he had been accustomed to lavish upon the cannon of ‘75 without knowing anything about it except by hearsay.

Though the truth is less glorious than the eulogies: Hamza has many times been defeated in combat, saved by friends or lucky chances, rescued from lions' jaws.

The assembled lyric poets, composers of assassination eulogies, narrative versifiers and satirists -- Baal is here, of course -- gaze with amusement, but also with a little unease, at the sleepwalking Mahound.

Robespierre, on the contrary, might have continued as he began,[101] a busy, hard-working lawyer of good standing, member of the Arras Academy, winner of competitive prizes, author of literary eulogies, moral essays and philanthropic pamphlets.

No friends thronged to the head of his bier to speak long eulogies for each other’s comfort.