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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of canonise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing


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  • A second miracle has to be recognised for a person to be canonised, that is declared to be a Saint.

    The Cause for the Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman

  • Thomas Becket~, the murdered Archbishop of Canterbury, who was canonised, that is, named a saint after his death.

    The History of London

  • KANNUR: People's Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Abdul Nasir Maudany has said that people dubbed as extremists in the past have been 'canonised' ater.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • D'Escoto said that "the United States has been in the business of the deionisation of people from (for) ever," but had "canonised" former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza and former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.


  • Of course, in its new incarnation, the book is no longer "real" pulp - printed on the cheapest paper, sold for a pittance - but a kind of canonised and reified pulp, beautifully produced and, at Rs. 195, priced the same as an average paperback.

    The Middle Stage

  • Any other politician, Douthat claims, would be "canonised" for some of the things Bush did.

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  • We are living in a world where many are "canonised" when they die, or at least guaranteed a place in heaven.

    Catholic Church Conservation

  • Beatification is the last step on the road to sainthood, although not all those who are beatified are finally canonised.

    John Paul II to be beatified in Rome

  • So stop obsessing about the abstractions of the situation – how she's remembered and canonised in his memory is no business of yours.

    Dear Mariella: I live with a widower who still keeps his first wife's clothes in his wardrobe. I just feel like a second choice

  • Father Ker said, As soon as he is canonised he will definitely be made a theological ‘doctor of the Church’ and he will be seen as a doctor of this period we are living in.

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