But the pièce de résistance of the praiser of the past is now marriage, with discreet hints about the birth-rate.
The praiser of the past is going to have a magnificent time with the subject of marriage.
He was a sworn foe to the unusual and the conspicuous, a praiser of the golden mean, a kind of city uncle modified by Cheeryble.
He is not to be a 'praiser of the past,' but a herald and expectant of a nobler future.
But that man was a praiser of Rabelais, and had been saying, 'O that we had a Rabelais!'
She possessed ambition, but she sold herself to praise without regard for the praiser.
And this also did I learn among them: the praiser doeth as if he gave back; in truth, however, he wanteth more to be given him!
Such was Ben, in panegyric verse hyperbolical; in conversation “a despiser of others, and praiser of himself.”
He is even something of a preacher, a praiser of the time when he was a boy, a censor and corrector of his youngers.
c.1300, "to laud, commend, flatter," from Old French preisier, variant of prisier "to praise, value," from Late Latin preciare, earlier pretiare (see price (n.)). Replaced Old English lof, hreþ.
Specifically with God as an object from late 14c. Related: Praised; praising. Now a verb in most Germanic languages (German preis, Danish pris, etc.), but only in English is it differentiated in form from cognate price.
early 14c., not common until 16c., from praise (v.).