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


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  • For many young people in these areas, the worst years of the Troubles have been mythologised to the point where many feel they have missed out on the one thing that gives their lives any real meaning: the chance to fight for a cause they believe in.

    Rory's a hero for all of us, but my homeland is as divided as ever | Sean O'Hagan

  • Though heavily mythologised subsequently, the action saw heavy fighting between Afghan mujahideen backed by some units of Arabs and Soviet troops.

    Osama bin Laden obituary

  • Hailsham, where Kathy grew up as inmate before her "promotion", is mythologised for its special ethos: a Hailsham childhood is idealised, with somewhat grotesque and faintly Dickensian sentimentality, by those who were "born" into less fortunate circumstances.

    Rereading: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • The American south has been mythologised in literature, film, popular music and photography.

    Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South

  • Certainly I fear that in removing one myth I might be simply voyaging on to another, like Russian dolls and that there is no myth free reality, but only perhaps a less mythologised one.

    Reading Workshop III « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The novelist Margaret Drabble, whose 1967 novel Jerusalem the Golden also features a diaphragm scene, agrees that the pill changed everything; that the revolution associated with its arrival has not been mythologised down the years.

    Fifty years of the pill

  • By extension, the mythologised partisan women and the revival of images of weapon-clad adartisses in Resistance iconography, which may have excited older party-affiliated feminists, stirred up a remote sympathy amongst younger feminists who were cognizant of women's historic second-class status within male-dominated leftist revolutions, and particularly their fate after the war was over.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • A pre-revolutionary favourite tells of the heroism of the highly mythologised Souliot community, and the women in particular, in staving off the attacks of Ali Pasha in 1792.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • She is being mythologised, partly because the large demonstrating crowds needed a focus, or rallying point, which opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi could not deliver.

    Neda Agha-Soltan - Innocent Symbol Of Revolution

  • The facts, of course, are necessarily mythologised, but that only adds to the story.

    Archive 2007-06-01


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