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model of excellence; or best point in one's development

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to glorify or idealize; or to elevate a person to the status of a god
  • Up from the spray of thy ocean-perishing—straight up, leaps thy apotheosis!
    Chapters 22-24 — Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (54% in)

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