Example sentences for: accolade

How can you use “accolade” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • “You puff the poets of other days, the living you deplore; spare me the accolade: your praise is not worth dying for.”

  • Winchester is getting very rich from a story pretty well known to many people interested in dictionaries—particularly Elizabeth Knowles of OUP who unearthed basic information and is rightly given, by Winchester, what he would call a fulsome accolade.

  • the locomotive, a diesel-burning Class 2900 Santa Fe 4-8-4 that had been constructed in 1943 but had survived the decades most admirably and now gleamed like a Secret Service agent's lapel pin, was gaining speed swiftly, its one hundred and five tons departing another whistle-stop in another anonymous town whose inhabitants clustered where the rails seemed to converge, their fluttering hands and smiling faces congealed into a tuberous mirage that already was beginning to deliquesce, its bipedal spores gamboling away from the station where, only moments before, the candidates had stood to receive the traditional accolade from the traditional close-packed crowd.

  • Back on the main road, some 5 km (3 miles) from Estellencs, take in perhaps the finest view of the entire coast — quite an accolade — from the snail-shaped 16th-century tower of the Mirador de Ses Ànimes.

  • The tough little runabout has certainly won an accolade from the motoring press.

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