Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pays reverence to, or who entertains extravagant admiration for, a hero or heroes.
“In that part of his story, Caro turns Lyndon Johnson from hero-worshiper of his father into a sullen foe just as soon as his father's virtues make him lose his money.”
“How should they guess in me Tom the patriot, Tom the hero-worshiper?”
“Yes, she was an incorrigible hero-worshiper, whether the person was merely beautiful or did things.”
“Once more she found the world "intensely interesting," for at sixty she was the same clinging vine, the same hero-worshiper, as at sixteen.”
“Irving was too much influenced by this absurd fashion and by his lack of scholarship to make a trustworthy book; but he gave at least a touch of naturalness and humanity to our first president, and set a new biographical standard by attempting to write as an honest historian rather than as a mere hero-worshiper.”
“Every best man and woman is at heart a hero-worshiper.”
“The mail brought him new acquaintances, and now and then a hero-worshiper lingered at the gate for a look.”
“Lastly, he was a hero-worshiper at the shrine of his colonel, Fred”
“An individual almost wholly distinct from his fellow-men; a castigator of human weakness and yet a hero-worshiper -- not the hero of burning powder and fluttering flags, but any human being whose brain had blazed and lighted the world.”
“Something of a hero-worshiper by nature, here was one to excite my admiration and reverence.”
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself. His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time, Including His Connection with the Anti-slavery Movement; His Labors in Great Britain as Well as in His Own Country; His Experience in the Conduct of an Influential Newspaper; His Connection with the Underground Railroad; His Relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid; His Recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. Colored Regiments; His Interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; His Appointment by Gen. Grant to Accompany the Santo Domingo Commission--Also to a Seat in the Council of the District of Columbia; His Appointment as United States Marshal by President R. B. Hayes; Also His Appointment to Be Recorder of Deeds in Washington by President J. A. Garfield; with Many Other Interesting and Important Events of His Most Eventful Life; With an Introduction by Mr. George L. Ruffin, of Boston
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