Romney was raised in the Detroit suburbs as an Al Kaline–worshiping Tigers fan.
He was worshiping not the animal-headed idols, but the attributes which they personified.
This is the idol we are worshiping instead of the true and only God.
If any of these venerated beings could possess divine attributes, there would be less moral objection to worshiping them as Gods.
It may be observed that he here confounded washing with worshiping.
Crombie exclaimed with fervor, worshiping the very furniture that surrounded Blanche.
Just as John was coming home to her, and she worshiping him so, and he her!
Maggie bestowed the kiss, and immediately afterward was conducted to her room by the worshiping Belle.
Friday is holy day among Mohammedans and is to be observed in worshiping God.
He was worshiping in that distant, eager, hungry, lost-soul kind of a way.
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.