Beyond the Brick, however, escapes condemnation as a glorified infomercial by broadening the scope of what it aims to accomplish.
“Authorized biographies are glorified press releases,” says historian José Murilo de Carvalho.
Ichikowitz said he served between 1992 and 1994 as a glorified gofer for the African National Congress.
The iconic litigator, glorified by Julia Roberts in a 2000 movie, was arrested for drunkenly handling a boat this weekend.
“I was ‘Hooters Girl No. 6’ and other ridiculous parts early on, basically a glorified extra,” says Chung.
His love so glorified her that by contrast he was commoner than commonest clay.
In a tract on "Virginity" he glorified that state according to the taste of the period.
And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.
Sights as well as sounds were softened and glorified by the night, and by distance.
He is the ideal and glorified Sir Thomas, and represents rather what ought to have been than what was.
mid-14c., "invested with glory," past participle adjective from glorify. Weakened sense of "transformed into something better" is from 1821.
Transformed into something illustrious; glamorized: The Chrysler van is much more than a glorified golf cart (1821+)
(1.) To make glorious, or cause so to appear (John 12:28; 13:31, 32; 17:4,5). (2.) Spoken of God to "shew forth his praise" (1 Cor. 6:20; 10:31).