• WordNet 3.6
    • n idolizer a person who worships idols
    • n idolizer a lover blind with admiration and devotion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the year 498 B.C., in the city of Chung-tu, crime ceased to happen with the naming of a new Minister of Crime. Legend has it that nobody wanted to commit a crime because everyone idolized the new minister, someone by the name of Confucius.
    • n Idolizer One who idolizes or loves to the point of reverence; an idolater.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n idolizer One who idolizes; one who venerates or loves unduly: as, an idolizer of Shakspere. Also spelled idoliser.
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  • Robert Southey
    “Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.”
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.”
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    “Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.”
  • Washington Irving
    “The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “The idol is the measure of the worshipper.”
  • Richard H. Tawney
    Richard H. Tawney
    “When men have gone so far as to talk as though their idols have come to life, it is time that someone broke them.”


In literature:

He is the first Idol I ever had and I am new at managing either friends or idols.
"Phyllis" by Maria Thompson Daviess
In more ways than one, Harpwood shows the timber out of which popular idols are made.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
The polished Greeks chiseled their idols, from snow-white marble, into the most exquisite proportions of the human form.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
The old gods and the old idol-worship came back.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
The car-festival is the chief of twenty-four held every year, when the idol is dragged to the country house.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
A French officer found that the people of a certain tribe believed very much in an idol which a medicine man had set up.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
Note that the losses of publishers are nearly always on the works of the idols of the crowd.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
Their idols and the symbols of their divinities were abolished, along with the sacrifices offered to these.
"Folk Lore" by James Napier
To the last we are dull to the truth that our idols are meant to be broken, to give way to other idols still to be broken.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
With his head sunk between his shoulders, he had the heavy, handsome features of a Hindu idol.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
If so, then all the people are without hope, and may despair of the blessing of the idols.
"American Missionary, Volume 44, No. 1, January, 1890" by Various
Assyrian idols were in stone, baked clay, or metal.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
From that moment he was an unhappy idol.
"The Argosy" by Various
It's hard to find that your idol has clay feet.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
With a flash and a bang, the idol burst and vanished.
"Temple Trouble" by Henry Beam Piper
Hind, when she returned to her dwelling, lavished insults on her private family idol: 'O impotent idol!
"The Life of Mohammad" by Etienne Dinet
The idol was exaggeratedly female, with huge carnivorous teeth indicated in white paint.
"West Of The Sun" by Edgar Pangborn
We hear nothing of temples or idols, of caste or enforced widowhood.
"India Through the Ages" by Flora Annie Steel
This new idol, going to the Greeks for inspiration, made David fluent and charming.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
Hitherto mankind has often been tempted by preconceived notions to idolize vain things.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen

In poetry:

She was an only daughter,
Nurtured with tenderest care;
The idol of her parents,
And fairest of the fair.
"The Great Physician" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
"I am Jehovah: I am One:
My name shall now be known;
No idol shall usurp my praise,
Nor mount into my throne."
"Hymn VI. Behold! th' Ambassador Divine" by John Logan
A wretched sorcerer, who doubts himself and stifles
Faith in the magic world by his own efforts wrought
I know myself to be… I am - O bitter thought!-
Of your warm, living soul the idol cold and lifeless.
"Reproach Me Not" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
Forth in their own reality—disrob'd
Of the warm colouring which our minds have flung
Round them, in rich adornment, and the soul
Will shrink to find its idols cold and dim,
As are the vapours gather'd in the West,
When the Day-God is gone!
"[Oh! I am weary of a world]" by Eliza Acton
They were as fair and bright a band as ever filled with pride
Parental hearts whose task it was children beloved to guide;
And every care that love upon its idols bright may shower
Was lavished with impartial hand upon each fair young flower.
"Time’s Changes In A Household" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
All was gladness in this temple, as it is with those above,
And the light that I had in it was the sunshine of their love;
But death, who will not, cannot, see one mortal free from care,
Came and shook to dust and ruins all the idols I had there.
"Winter Visitors" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

The 2005 "American Idol" contestant described himself as a "huge fan" of both Grand Marshal Erik Estrada and Sports Marshal Ward Burton, a NASCAR driver.
No 'Idol' feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
Pickler appeared on American Idol Thursday night, performing a single from her self-titled album, Best Days of Your Life, a song the 22-year-old North Carolina native co-wrote with rising country star Taylor Swift.
So Kris Allen, Winner of American Idol in 2009, has a new album "Thank You Camellia ".
Chula Vista 's Jessica Sanchez Advances To American Idol Finale.
Chula Vista welcomes home their American Idol (+video).
Jessica Sanchez returned home to throngs of fans eager to catch a glimpse of their American Idol finalist.
Can Jessica Sanchez go on to win American Idol Season 11.
Contestant Jessica Sanchez performs on American Idol, in Los Angeles.
American Idol, classical style .
Is 'Idol' TV's most watched.
'Idol,' 'Walking Dead' among Emmy snubs.
Comanche Nation Casino Idol.
Once students graduate, work is unlikely to be a problem since Japan , which idolizes all things big-eyed and cute, has been experiencing a massive mascot boom.
Playing Kingmaker in the manner of 'Idol'.

In science:

The ‘icon’ (or perhaps better, the ‘idol’) that Isham’s iconoclastic words ought to cut out of physics once and for all is the background geometrical spacetime manifold and not the invaluable differential geometric machinery which CDG has so far misled us into thinking that is inextricably tied to the base manifold.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
The pages from the third cluster (41-60) are related to “American Idol” and other TV shows/actors.
A Dynamical System for PageRank with Time-Dependent Teleportation