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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of canonise.

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Examples

  • It is profoundly tempting for Burke's Corner to join Hattersley in genuflecting before Shakespeare on this day ... especially the Shakespeare who celebrates and canonises the conservative virtues described by Hattersley.

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  • Learning scepticism without vision is an unwholesome recipe for public life; it simply canonises suspicion as the ultimate sign of intellectual maturity – which is a good way from what earlier ages understood by understanding.

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  • It blesses injustice, canonises the will of the powerful and reduces the poor to passivity, obedience, and apathy ...

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  • There were mere sketches of great poets, like Mathurin Regnier, like Rabelais, without any ideal, without the depth of emotion and the seriousness which canonises.

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  • Large fortunes are made at this other sort of gambling, which, of course, sanctifies and almost canonises it.

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  • Every poet has it in him to imagine, to comprehend, and desire such a life as this; he who lives it canonises his genius, and, to the topmost manhood of the Seer, adds the Divinity of Heroism.

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  • Photo: Christians pray during a mass at the Roman Catholic canonises Australia's first saint AFP

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  • Photo in Slideshow: Workers decorate with Vatican canonises Australia's first saint AFP

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  • Photo in Slideshow: Vatican to announce Australia's first saint canonises Australia's first saint AFP

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  • Rabelais, without any ideal, without the depth of emotion and the seriousness which canonises.

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