Origin of paean
OTHER WORDS FROM paeanpae·an·ism, noun
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How to use paean in a sentence
It becomes a paean to writing like you’re running out of time and living like there’s no day but today.The intertwined legacies of Jonathan Larson and Lin-Manuel Miranda|Constance Grady|November 19, 2021|Vox
His paean to the “unimaginable power” of the prosecutor feels incomplete without any acknowledgment of how this mission can go awry or how that power is experienced by those on the receiving end.An indictment of William Barr’s tenure as attorney general|Quinta Jurecic|July 9, 2021|Washington Post
If the point was to create a paean to mediocrity, then Linklater has made maybe the definitive work on the subject.
He spoke movingly about his parents, got a rousing response to every paean to business success and American values.Mitt Romney Rocked His Speech—Inside the Republican Convention Bubble|Lauren Ashburn|September 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shockingly, this paean to the good old days did not prevail.
A paean to the lack of “personal ambition” in the American armed forces?Obama’s Speech Took Ideas From the GOP and Rhetoric From Madison Avenue|Lee Siegel|January 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In its modern origins California was paean to progress in the best sense of the word.
Its history, as composed by its own citizens, is one long paean of praise.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
The news spread like wildfire, and a great paean of triumph went up from a thousand throats.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
Shall I not follow many an illustrious example and sing my modest paean in her praise?In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
If Father Roland had known, he would have uttered a paean of joy.The Courage of Marge O'Doone|James Oliver Curwood
Senator Whitten then launched into a paean of praise for the ancient art of preparing food.The Model of a Judge|William Morrison