One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Write in a wistfully mournful way about someone or something.
- ‘A European-American habit of history is to destroy things and then to elegize them, like the memorial to the last passenger pigeon.’
- ‘Aerial shots of suburban homes and snow-tired pickups paid for with postwar Spam elegize what's soon to be lost.’
- ‘Years afterward he would elegize the obsolescence of the aircraft.’
- ‘People have sometimes read its black forms as icons for the penis and testicles of a bull, and, thus, the work as elegizing the loss of virility.’
- ‘He makes veiled allusions to Christianity as well as to Chaldaean theurgy, and elegizes over the silence of the oracles.’
- ‘But is it possible to elegize the Gutenberg Age even as we blast into the Gutenberg Galaxy?’
- ‘Berryman is therefore appealed to as the figure whose achievements in elegising his fellow American poets provide both model and reproof to his counterparts in Australia.’
- ‘Her son, Major Robert Gregory, he elegized as embodiment of the artist as man of action.’
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