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  • n. the act, or the result, of heroizing someone

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Examples

  • In terms of scheming... there is a full court press going on right now to bring back the heroization of Chiang Ching-Kuo.

    Daily Links, April 10, 2009

  • On heroization and divine honors for great men in the late Roman Republic, see Stefan Weinstock, Divius Julius Oxford: Clarendon, 1971, pp.

    The Spartacus War

  • It is likely, therefore, that the poet's solution to this cultural para - dox was the juxtaposition of his favorite images in the context of an amorphous structure: gold representing the permanence of the state of pure being; light repre - senting the incandescent moment of victory when the hero became a presence, its occurrence a metaphor for the process of heroization, and its visible behavior mysterious and of short duration.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Standing, as it were, historically between Mycenae and Athens, and artistically between temple and hippodrome, the Theban Pindar in life was awarded the right to an equal share of first-fruit offer - ings by the Pythian priestess of Delphi, and after death, heroization, his ghost being invited annually to dine with Apollo (Gilbert Norwood, Pindar [1945]).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Guido Westerwelle of the Free Democrats, called on Wednesday for the West to temper its responses, to avoid undue celebration "that could again lead to incitement or the heroization of Al Qaeda."

    NYT > Global Home

  • But the essence of pop, as practiced by Warhol or Lichtenstein, was brasher: the shocking elevation of the everyday, the heroization of the disposable.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - washingtonpost.com

  • This reminds me of a wonderful moment in Albert Camus '/The Plague/, where his main character denounces the heroization of moral behavior.

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  • The survey results do not support the Kremlin's course toward re-Sovietizing Russia, including the renewed heroization of Josef Stalin, television programs portraying Chekists as heroes and the manipulation and falsification of Russian and Soviet history.

    La Russophobe

  • Polish president condemns Ukrainian nationalist leader's heroization

    RIA Novosti

  • Polish president condemns Ukrainian nationalist leader's heroization Eight out of the planet's ten largest cities in terms of population are located in earthquake zones, a UN spokesman said.

    RIA Novosti

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