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He deified science, then poetry, and then returned to belief in God.
  exalt to the position of a God
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  • He deified science, then poetry, and then returned to belief in God.
  • These young men deify financial success
  • the people deified their King
  • And this reminds me that had the great Sperm Whale been known to the young Orient World, he would have been deified by their child-magian thoughts.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • Deifying itself!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It was a sort of admiration at a distance, a mute contemplation, the deification of a stranger.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I realized, too, that such deification was dangerous, the same god-making impulse that had created our tyrant.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • A horrible fancy came into my head that Moreau, after animalising these men, had infected their dwarfed brains with a kind of deification of himself.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Man’s subliminal urge to destroy what he could neither subdue nor deify.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He is passing away just as surely as the old type of Southern gentleman is passing, and from not dissimilar causes,—the sudden transformation of a fair far-off ideal of Freedom into the hard reality of bread-winning and the consequent deification of Bread.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk

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  • There is a man haunts the forest that abuses our young plants with carving "Rosalind" on their barks; hangs odes upon hawthorns, and elegies on brambles; all, forsooth, deifying the name of Rosalind: if I could meet that fancy-monger, I would give him some good counsel, for he seems to have the quotidian of love upon him.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Thou in thy secresy although alone, Best with thyself accompanied, seekest not Social communication; yet, so pleased, Canst raise thy creature to what highth thou wilt Of union or communion, deified: I, by conversing, cannot these erect From prone; nor in their ways complacence find.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • It treats its object as a god, that it may deify both.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The Renaissance as the origin of the deification of the state?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • If you are indeed of the First, Sam, your way must lead you either to deification or extinction, when you face these new Masters of Karma.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Their discontent, if they were discontented, was with the number of gods; for, after borrowing all the divinities of the earth they proceeded to deify their Caesars, and vote them altars and holy service.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Deified with a Medal of Honor and a Purple Heart for the leg lost to shrapnel.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Men, Women, a Bird, a Crocodile, a Calf, a Dogge, a Snake, an Onion, a Leeke, Deified.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Stone concludes: "One could in the same city and in the same century worship Zeus as a promiscuous old rake, henpecked and cuckolded by Juno or as Justice deified.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • And anyone who happens to be among the First had bloody well better be sure whether he wants quick deification or the pyre when he walks into the Hall of Karma these days.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • They deified the crocodile of the Nile, because the crocodile is tongueless; and the Sperm Whale has no tongue, or at least it is so exceedingly small, as to be incapable of protrusion.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And it was a crime to applaud, in 1814, in the presence of those marshals who betrayed; in the presence of that senate which passed from one dunghill to another, insulting after having deified; in the presence of that idolatry which was loosing its footing and spitting on its idol,— it was a duty to turn aside the head.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In a world of apathy, cynicism, and technological deification, men like the camerlegno, realists who could speak to our souls like this man just had, were the church’s only hope.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Some others would even say that one such as yourself had been chosen for deification only because your original form and attitude struck the fancy of some lustful divinity, rather than for your other obvious virtues, my dear… My, you’re full of freckles, aren’t you? .
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee, and deify his power Who, from the terror of this arm, so late Doubted his empire—that were low indeed; That were an ignominy and shame beneath This downfall; since, by fate, the strength of Gods, And this empyreal sybstance, cannot fail; Since, through experience of this great event, In arms not worse, in foresight much advanced, We may with more successful hope resolve To wage by force or guile eternal war, Irreconcilable to our grand Foe,…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …sweet tinges of sunset skies and woods; yea, and the gilded velvets of butterflies, and the butterfly cheeks of young girls; all these are but subtile deceits, not actually inherent in substances, but only laid on from without; so that all deified Nature absolutely paints like the harlot, whose allurements cover nothing but the charnel-house within; and when we proceed further, and consider that the mystical cosmetic which produces every one of her hues, the great principle of light,…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • If you deny any affinity with another person or kind of person, if you declare it to be wholly different from yourself—as men have done to women, and class has done to class, and nation has done to nation—you may hate it, or deify it; but in either case you have denied its spiritual equality, and its human reality. You have made it into a thing, to which the only possible relationship is a power relationship. And thus you have fatally impoverished your own reality. You have, in fact, alienated yourself.
    Ursula K. LeGuin
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Associated words [difficulty]:   deify [7] , deity [2] , deity [2] , deist [9]
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