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.
John assumes that he is not worthy to sing of God's redemption when that redemption is standing before him in human form.