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Definition assign great social importance to
  • Everyone will lionize you.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • All of this after he had been betrayed by Judas and scorned by a public that had lionized him just days before.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • He was acknowledged, fawned upon, in a way lionized.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Some upper-class Pakistanis, while originally sympathetic to Mukhtar, scorned her as an uneducated peasant and were uncomfortable with the way she was lionized abroad.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • And though it's clear to anyone with an ounce of logic that they are a pack of charlatans, they're lionized throughout the Empire not just as immortal, but as oracles and mind-readers.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • ...months I did book and fax signing on more than a hundred worlds; I appeared on "The AllNet Now!" show with Marmon Hamlit; I met CEO Senister Per6t and All Thing Speaker Drury Fein aswell as a score of senators; I spoke to the Interplanetary Society of PEN Women and to the Lusus Writers" Union; I was given honorary degrees at the University of New Earth and at Cambridge Two; I was feted, interviewed, imaged, reviewed (favorably), bioed (unauthorized), lionized, serialized, and swindled.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I had only met her once before, but she took it into her head to lionise me.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • At the International Women's Health Coalition banquet in January 2008, he could barely move but was a center of attention, lionized by admirers from all over the world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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