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superpraise

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EtymologyEdit

super- +‎ praise

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superpraise (third-person singular simple present superpraises, present participle superpraising, simple past and past participle superpraised)

  1. (obsolete, rare) To overpraise; to praise highly.
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act III, Scene 2,[1]
      If you were men, as men you are in show,
      You would not use a gentle lady so;
      To vow, and swear, and superpraise my parts,
      When, I am sure, you hate me with your hearts.
    • 1599, Uncredited translator, A Spiritual Doctrine Conteining a Rule to Live Wel, with Divers Praiers and Meditations, by Louis of Granada, Louan, published in English Recusant Literature, Volume 204, 1974, p. 178,[2]
      Blessed art thou in the holie temple of thie glorie, and superpraised and superglorious for euer.