verb (used with object), de·i·fied, de·i·fy·ing.
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In subsequent years, Early and several elite ex-officers would deify Lee while creating the Lost Cause interpretation of the Civil War.
To those in the outside world who deified her, it was a breathtaking betrayal.Aung San Suu Kyi Faces New Charges After the Coup. Can Myanmar's Democracy Survive Without Her?|Amy Gunia|February 3, 2021|Time
The romantic solution deified our lovers so that we have become purged “through a perfect consummation with perfection itself.”On Transhumanism and Why Technology Is Our Silicon Nervous System|Jason Silva|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And while Garcia had long been revered as the leader of the group, this was when, Weir says, fans “deified Jerry.”Bob Weir on Drugged-Out Deadheads and Living in Jerry Garcia’s Shadow|Emily Shire|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was the last of a deified generation of CBS News luminaries that included Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, and Ed Bradley.Emotional Memorial for ‘60 Minutes’ Legend Mike Wallace|Lloyd Grove|May 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Still, expectations are high, given that the series is based on a work by one of the most deified literary figures of our time.
No writer, no matter how extraordinary nor how fervently deified, should be left untouched, collecting dust on her pedestal.
Her baby, when born, is exposed as being illegitimate, but found by a goatherd and brought up—becoming the all but deified Atys.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
We shall refer first to the simpler symbols, those in which an object was deified because of its form.
One important kind of symbolism had to do with the form of the object deified.
Generally speaking, it was the “vegetation spirit” existing throughout nature which was deified.
The people were the masters of Rome, and they had chosen their Cæsar in the hero whom they had already deified."Unto Caesar"|Baroness Emmuska Orczy