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


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  • So -- staying out of the question of who's 'better' -- the, ahem, typically "lionized" blogger is very much an apple compared to Broder's fruitcake.

    Ceci nest pas une paranoia - Swampland -

  • The Liberals have now lost virtually all of the momentum they had built up since Ignatieff took over as leader, and as some wag had it, he's gone from being "lionized" to "Dionized."

    Public intellectuals

  • When I read about all the so-called progressives lionizing someone who in a fit of juvenile irrationality assaults our president, I remember how Saddam's son Uday 'lionized' a young man back in 2000, according Saddam's executioner, by having the young man taken to the Uday Huessin's private zoo and put into the lion's cage.

    Muntadar al-Zaidi Did What We Journalists Should Have Done Long Ago

  • And then we will get lionized, which is the most dangerous time of all.”

    State of fear

  • Webber traveled from London to Jamaica where he was "lionized" by the members of the Legislature.


  • The New York Times "lionized" (p. 100) now disgraced former Durham County, North Carolina District Attorney Michael B. Nifong, the persecutor of the members of the 2005-2006


  • He's been "lionized" by Wendell Berry and Howard's 1940 _An Agricultural Testament_ has been "absorbed" by readers of Rodale's _Organic Gardening and Farming_.

    Bitch | Lab

  • Lincoln is lionized not because he saved self-government, but primarily because he sanctified and vastly extended Leviathan.

    February « 2009 « Blog

  • As revelations emerge from the bankruptcy proceedings underway in DE, it should become clear that rather than being lionized as a hero of the financial system -- by Goldman Sachs fratboy and certifiable clown Cramer, for example -- she really did foster a great deal of damage.

    Foundation continues to crumble (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Members who far exceed the bounds of normal and respectful discourse are not viewed with shame but are lionized, treated as celebrities, rewarded with cable television appearances, and enlisted as magnets for campaign fund-raisers.

    Jim Wallis: Seven Steps to Civility This Election Season


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  • I'm just wondering exactly how it's done. I certainly wouldn't mind being tigerized, either. Or jaguarized, for that matter.

    February 28, 2008

  • I personally enjoy being lionized. It just doesn't seem to happen enough though.

    February 28, 2008