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


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  • ` artist 'attempts to solve his dilemma of not being able to live, of not being female, by constructing a highly artificial world in which the male is heroized, that is, displays female traits, and the female is reduced to highly limited, insipid subordinate roles, that is, to being male.

    The S.C.U.M. Manifesto

  • In America, corporate giants are heroized and compensated as nowhere else, and the aura lingers—at least until a smash comes along.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • Many of us have been ringing the homogenization bell for a long time, and bemoaning the accelerating disappearance of the kinds of small, personality-rich shops that Jane Jacobs heroized in her landmark "Death and Life of Great American Cities."

    Adam Hanft: New York City Continues to Turn Into Cleveland; News from the Center for an Urban Future

  • Previously he had been harmonized after having been heroized by many online for walking into a police station in Shanghai last month and killing six cops after what was accepted was an earlier case of injustice and police brutality of which he was rumored to have been on the receiving end.

    Yang Jia, Cop-killer Online Hero Case Goes On Trial

  • Now that you have heroized fathers, will you ever pen a book about your mother, "Big Betty and Me"?

    David Ehrenstein: Tim Russert Hates His Mother

  • Hard to believe, but these guys are heroized like the "first responders" of the Post 9/11 days.

    GreenCine Daily: Pre-Code Dispatch. 1.

  • Better than fame, better than being fought over by a thousand women, better than coming back from the dead to find the whole world made distraught by your passing—to be told that you have been held in a single heart, thought about and thought about, missed, longed for, pictured and bodied forth day after day, month after month, year after year, and for all your failings heroized.

    Kalooki Nights

  • A little handful of sheep-stealing bandits got themselves immortalized and heroized, and they are now all Presbyterian elders.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • Billy Fenelby, after having been heroized by innumerable girls during his college years, had become definitely a man's man, and was in the habit of saying that his girly-girl days were over, and that he would walk around a block any day to escape meeting a girl.

    The Cheerful Smugglers

  • They had to become conquering warriors -- had to be heroized -- before they could breed inspired poets.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.


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