idoliser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n idoliser a person who worships idols
    • n idoliser a lover blind with admiration and devotion
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Usage

In literature:

If it be bad to idolise you, I am the worst of men; if it be good, I am the best.
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by Charles Dickens
Worshipping flowers, Haarlem idolised the florist.
"The Black Tulip" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Little wonder, then, that he was idolised by the undergraduates of his day.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
I do not wonder the people idolise him.
"The Works of Max Beerbohm" by Max Beerbohm
He was, in consequence, idolised by his people, and panegyrised by many poets and orators.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Naturally the child was idolised by her parents, and thereafter every step taken by either was with an eye to her good.
"The Man" by Bram Stoker
He was idolised by his troops, whose affections he knew how to win without relaxing their discipline or diminishing his own authority.
"The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo" by Edward Creasy
She became the sole mistress of the St. Kilda mansion, and her father idolised her.
"The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" by Fergus Hume
O, he simply idolises every bit of her!
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
They were beginning to idolise him; for, indeed, there was a fascination about him which no one could resist.
"My Young Alcides" by Charlotte M. Yonge
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In poetry:

Age would to youth return,
Farther from Heaven would be,
To feel the wildfire burn,
On idolising knee
Again to fall, and rob Thy shrine
Of hearts, the right of Love Divine.
"Fifth Sunday After Epiphany" by John Keble
Therefore, all ye kind parents of high and low degree,
I pray ye all, be advised by me,
And never pamper your children in any way,
Nor idolise them, for they are apt to go astray,
"The Death of Fred Marsden, the American Playwright" by William Topaz McGonagall
Her father idolised her, and on her spared no expense,
And the kind-hearted father gave her too much indulgence,
Because evening parties and receptions were got up for her sake,
Besides, he bought her a steam yacht to sail on Schroon Lake.
"The Death of Fred Marsden, the American Playwright" by William Topaz McGonagall