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extol +‎ -ment


extolment (countable and uncountable, plural extolments)

  1. (obsolete) Praise.
    • c. 1599-1602, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act 5, scene 2; republished as Hamlet, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1992, →ISBN, page 113:
      Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you, though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dizzy the arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither, in respect of his quick sail. But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “extolment” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)