Origin of deify
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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
April 25, 2014
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
May 1, 2012
Still, expectations are high, given that the series is based on a work by one of the most deified literary figures of our time.The Next Twin Peaks?
July 8, 2010
Once place my colleague on the other side, You'd say, This lawyer should be deified!
We know the oaths taken by those subjects to their deified kings.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
The fact that Dungi is called "the deified" is not surprising.
Livia, priestess of the deified Augustus; Germanicus was his flamen.
Nature is, in fact, deified, whatever other sacrifices are made.
- to exalt to the position of a god or personify as a god
- to accord divine honour or worship to
- to exalt in an extreme way; idealize
C14: from Old French deifier, from Late Latin deificāre, from Latin deus god + facere to make
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