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floral tribute

Euph. flowers sent to a funeral. The church was filled with floral tributes. Did you wish to make any arrangements for floral tributes at your grandmother's funeral?
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pay tribute to someone or something

Fig. to salute someone or something; to give public recognition to someone or something. Many of Judy's friends gathered to pay tribute to her. We will have a reception to pay tribute to the work of the committee.
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The first event of the day was the Tribute to Issus.
At length it reached the province of Damerghou; there the three travellers parted, and Barth took the road to Kano, where he arrived by dint of perseverance, and after paying considerable tribute.
It may be that you do not like his art, but at all events you can hardly refuse it the tribute of your interest.
Watson, but Watson, instead of seeing that it was a rebuke, accepted the title as a tribute to his gentlemanliness.
Every visitor who came to the house paid his tribute to the melancholy mood of the hostess, and then amused himself with society gossip, dancing, intellectual games, and bouts rimes, which were in vogue at the Karagins'.
Instead of remaining steeped to the lips in the strong interest of what is still perhaps our chief fiction, I shed my tribute of tears, and went on my way.
Then the tribute the mob paid him was a sorry tribute indeed, for that same mob had wallowed "Ephemera" into the mire.
The tribute of a fool to the worth of the nearest ass.
At two o'clock of the afternoon the friends were to assemble to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had no further need of friends and respect.
And little did she dream that for seven long centuries the tribute of her love to Ernest Everhard would repose undisturbed in the heart of the ancient oak of Wake Robin Lodge.
All South Britain became a Roman province, and the people paid tribute or taxes to the Roman Emperor.
He did for many a mouse in his day," said Peter, anxious to pay his tribute to the departed.
Few dependents could come near that kind and gentle creature without paying their usual tribute of loyalty and affection to her sweet and affectionate nature.
His first tribute to it, the great act of his conversion, was his extraordinary existence in the endless forests of the Okhotsk Province, with the loose end of the chain wound about his waist.
The Father of the Marshalsea had never been offered tribute in copper yet.