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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of apotheosize.


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  • The ancient Greeks, Chinese, Hindus and many other cultures and civilizations all had their initiates who were highly developed mentally, morally, and spiritually – these men and women were well beyond their time and the lay people viewed them as demi-gods and apotheosized them.

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  • But with a rekindled sense of religious identity, Soviet Jews pressed the fight for freedom, their struggles apotheosized by the nine-year imprisonment of activist Natan Sharansky, who was finally released and permitted to emigrate in 1986.

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  • And there is no more jealous a god than the apotheosized Self.

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  • After eight years of a presidency that valued cronyism over brains (or even competence) and embraced an anti-intellectualism apotheosized by Sarah Palin, it's a godsend to have a president who puts a premium on merit.

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  • But given that most Roman emperors expected to be apotheosized after death, at least his choice of signature had some logic behind it.

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  • Though V.F. elevated all of its elect to the same celestial plane, once apotheosized, nobody was sacred.

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  • It's always fascinating to return to something that everyone claims to cherish and feigns familiarity with, but that is simultaneously so apotheosized and abstracted as to become cold and inanimate.

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  • And then we digress .. onto his love of Proust -- brilliantly apotheosized; and his own conditioning in Existentialism ...

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  • The legendary Earp, embodied by the serenely laconic Henry Fonda, was apotheosized in John Ford's spare and beautiful "My Darling Clementine" (1946), a movie blissfully unconcerned with the facts.

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  • You must have glided like a breeze about me — seen into a heart not worthy of scrutiny, jotted down words that cannot justify attention — before you could have apotheosized the song in so exquisite a manner.

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