from The Century Dictionary.
- To reduce from the state of deity; deprive of the character or qualities of a god; deprive of the honor due to a god.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To degrade from the state of deity; to deprive of the character or qualities of a god; to deprive of the reverence due to a god.
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- verb transitive To
degradefrom the state of deity; to deprive of the character or qualities of a god.
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The commercial millionaire may become a beggar; the illustrious statesman can make a vital mistake and be dropped and forgotten; the illustrious general can lose a decisive battle and with it the consideration of men; but once a prince always a prince -- that is to say, an imitation god, and neither hard fortune nor an infamous character nor an addled brain nor the speech of an ass can undeify him.
Object, or worthy of religion, without knowing all of him, which is impossible: and if it were possible it would undeify him.
Who art thou that takest upon thee at this rate, to undeify God and deify the creature, a mortal worm?