The governor was defiant, saying Obama “earned” his commendation.
In a civilized world, I would have received a commendation of some sort.
The dials made out of herbs and flowers come in for a special share of his commendation.
You ask for what you do not need when you call upon me for a word of commendation.
It is a source of great satisfaction that we are always enabled to recur to the conduct of our Navy with price and commendation.
He, no doubt, expected to be welcomed in the warmest terms of commendation.
As far as possible, avoid comment or commendation until all the fables have been given.
A most noble and disinterested achievement, and worthy of all commendation.
You might be the lords man merely by commendation and yet be unable to sell your land without the lords leave.
He was also young enough to long for a word of commendation.
"expression of approval," late 14c. (from c.1200 as the name of one of the Offices of the Dead), from Old French commendacion "approval, praise," from Latin commendationem (nominative commendatio) "recommendation, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of commendare (see commend).