Lionism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lionism lī"ŭn*ĭz'm An attracting of attention, as a lion; also, the treating or regarding as a lion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lionism The practice of lionizing; the treating of persons or things as lions in the figurative sense; the pursuit or adulation of celebrities. See lion, 6.
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Usage

In literature:

He could not get his Lionism forgotten, honestly as he was disposed to do so.
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
He could not get his Lionism forgotten, honestly as he was disposed to do so.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
With all the vulgar requirements of "Lionism" she was already sufficiently conversant.
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
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In news:

Seventy-five years of Lionism was celebrated at the anniversary dinner of the Cadiz Lions Club held at the Scott United Methodist Church, and Lamont and I were happy to be part of the celebration on Nov 12.
Awards bestowed upon him for his service were N.C. Lions Foundation's Jack Stickley Fellowship and a Melvin Jones Fellow (highest award in Lionism).
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