Lawrence grew up in Louisville, Ky., where she worshiped Lucille Ball.
“Guru are worshiped in a manner barely distinguishable from divine worship,” Arthur Koestler observed in The Lotus and the Robot.
El Comandante used his Machiavellian bag of tricks to fuel a spoils system and political juggernaut that Venezuelans worshiped.
I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country.
Well, and to him this unhappy woman sacrificed a life of ease, a man who worshiped her, and the father of her children.
But the people of Italy worshiped this general beyond all their other heroes.
Some nations selected for their greatest god the sun, other nations the moon, and so on, and prayed to them and worshiped them.
I would not have worshiped in any formal sense, for I had not been taught any form.
You remember how, from the very first, Kitty—well—sort of worshiped him, don't you?
Thus had an idol which Sheila worshiped 200 been tumbled from its pedestal.
Old English worðscip, wurðscip (Anglian), weorðscipe (West Saxon) "condition of being worthy, honor, renown," from weorð "worthy" (see worth) + -scipe (see -ship). Sense of "reverence paid to a supernatural or divine being" is first recorded c.1300. The original sense is preserved in the title worshipful (c.1300).
c.1200, from worship (n.). Related: Worshipped; worshipping.