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  • adj. Made part of the canon, made official.
  • adj. In the Roman Catholic Church, officially declared a saint.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of canonize.

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  • adj. accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing


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  • Not all of them are officially "canonized" - they don't have to be.


  • Later on some of these figures have been "canonized" as great American writers or artists, but this is merely a form of nationalism, and doesn't have much to do with "culture" in the way Kevin wants to use the word.

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  • So I think it has further, kind of canonized, if you will, this incredible world of Shostakovich in these 15 quartets.

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  • Original Sin yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Original Sin'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Spewers of hate are "canonized" in the United States, while those concerned with the fate of their fellow man are asassinated.'

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  • Ronald Reagan, former U.S. president Ms. Cho says she never agreed with Mr. Reagan's politics, and objected to the way he was "canonized" in the media after his death.

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  • That she would be "canonized" as the "Rosa Parks of sexual harassment" could not have been predicted in advance; the political outcry for reopening the hearings took the Senate and the nation by surprise.

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  • Not that the Church had "canonized", so to speak, this particular point of Roman law more than others, but civil law, being more ancient, formed a basis for canon law, which accepted it, at least in so far as it was not at variance with later decrees of pontifical law.

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  • Town is named after him, though he was never 'canonized' as a

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

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  • I was dismayed not only at how Sen. Kennedy was indeed "canonized" throughout the Mass.

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