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- v. Alternative spelling of lionize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See lionize.
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- v. assign great social importance to
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They move to the right because they find that when they do so the newspaper proprietors and government officials and foundations send them invitations and lionise them.
For the past four years, one of our goals has been to lionise the sources who take the real risks in nearly every journalistic disclosure, and without whose efforts, journalists would be nothing.
Why, in the UK, does the very same paper - The Guardian - hound the Conservative communications director Andy Coulson, for allegedly permitting phone-tapping while he was an editor of a rival paper, yet lionise Assange for lifting private information in an equally shifty manner?
This has lost him many, many friends on the left, when he has been campaigning against Muslim preachers or misogynist and homophobic rap artists, whom he believes we should not lionise.
Personally, I find it wildly hypocritical and nauseating when people lionise vile and hateful public figures just because they're dead, and it makes me want to reach for the sick bucket.
You can tell a lot about people from the individuals whom they choose to eulogise, lionise or sanitise.
If you can overlook Watergate in Nixon's case in order to lionise his other achievements, why not overlook Churchill's one great moment (WW2) and trumpet his utter incompetency in every other endeavour?
He would ogle the ladies who came to lionise the university, and passed before him on the arms of happy gownsmen, and give his opinion upon their personal charms, or their toilettes, with the gravity of a critic whose experience entitled him to speak with authority.
"You don't propose to lionise me, I hope, Gray?" said Seton, as Gray returned to his seat.
New Cavalry Brigade, and in view of a popular desire to lionise De