Some make fun of it, some overpraise
, and nearly all insist that I had a deep theory to expound, when I only wrote it for the pleasure and the money.
The concern about overpraise
, coddling and clearing all obstacles is legitimate, but it's a separate issue.
'You don't want to overpraise
their work because you don't want to turn the rehearsal space into a place they run to in order to receive praise,' he said.
the thin body, and miss things as a result.
In narrating this felicitous story, Ballantyne does not overpraise
, describing Hollings as a 'moderate segregationist' who fought integration in the courts and then accepted it by ushering in moderate integration 'with dignity.'
In case it's not entirely persuasive--and I'm as skeptical toward overpraise
of any current moment as I am of unearned nostalgia for a halcyon past--there is this to chew on, as I think back on my formative years as a playgoer and critic in the 1990s and early aughts.
Chesterton, with his incredibly clear vision, wrote that whereas in ages past common folk would often overpraise
rich people to their face, thus revealing in some sort of way their adulation was untrue, helping the rich ground themselves in reality, today we pretend we exalt an entrepreneur's or CEO's business style or his alleged "humble" clothing (funny, I always thought there was something hypocritical about some the new politicians who instead of wearing suits now walk around in shirts pretending they are everyday Joes), while feigning we don't extol them for their moneymaking arts.
But states ought not overpraise
it uncritically or demand rote adherence to it.
There's no way to overpraise
the nine men and one woman (Leighton Meester, holding her own nicely as the femme fatale) in this ensemble who bring Steinbeck's characters to life.
"There is a song which tells his rags-to-riches story then he meets Sinitta and she tells him, 'One day you will be fabulous.' "It's damning with overpraise
." Hill told the Christmas issue of the mag, which is sold by homeless people all over the world, his 2014 resolution is "to get some stuff off the ground where I am not in it", the musical being the first example.
Many teachers are tempted to overpraise
students for mediocre performance, especially students who face negative stereotypes, so as to appear unbiased and boost student self-esteem (Harber, Gorman, Gengaro, & Butisingh, in press).
I don't wish to overpraise
it: It has soft spots; it frequently deals with material covered in better books; you will not confuse the author's modest prose with Nabokov's.