sing of


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sing of (someone or something)

To tell a story about something or give praise to someone, especially in verse. The poet sings of an epic battle waged centuries ago. The nation still sings of its hero to this very day.
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sing of someone or something

to tell about or sing a song about someone or something. The folksinger sang of Paul Bunyan. They all sang of happier times in the past.
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References in classic literature ?
For very long after they became Christian the Saxons kept their old pagan ways of thought, and Caedmon, when he came to sing of holy things, sang as a minstrel might.
IN GOOD VOICE: Hymns and anthems were sung at the Holmfirth Musical Festival's 64th annual Feast Sing in Victoria Park in 1954 (54.2780); HUNDREDS OF VOICES: Despite the intermittent rain at the event in 1954, the grassy banks of Victoria Park were crowded with people (54-2775); GREY SKIES: The Feast Sing of 1961 was held in fine drizzle in Victoria Park rather than the wet weather plan of holding it in the Holmfirth Wesleyan Methodist Church.
John assumes that he is not worthy to sing of God's redemption when that redemption is standing before him in human form.
In the branches above her, forest birds assemble to sing of Nature's sadness.