glorification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glorification the act of glorifying (as in worship) "the glorification of God"
    • n glorification a portrayal of something as ideal "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"
    • n glorification a state of high honor "he valued glory above life itself"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glorification The act of glorifying or of giving glory to.
    • Glorification The state of being glorifed; as, the glorification of Christ after his resurrection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glorification The act of glorifying, or of ascribing glory and honor to a person or thing.
    • n glorification An ascription of glory; a formula of glorifying; specifically, a gloria or doxology.
    • n glorification The state of being glorified or raised to glory; exaltation to honor and dignity.
    • n glorification A celebration or jubilation: as, to hold a glorification over a victory.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. glorificatio,: cf. F. glorification,. See Glorify

Usage

In literature:

I do not mention these things with any desire for self-glorification.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Histories of nationalities, for example, originated in the patriotic motive of national glorification.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Once let the Christian grasp the actual truth, and he is deprived of this element of self-glorification.
"General Gordon" by Seton Churchill
Such an operation as that of Yorktown, anywhere else, would be considered as the highest disgrace; here, glorifications of strategy.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
These glorifications mankind would appear to bestow upon itself.
"The Golden Fountain" by Lilian Staveley
S. Rocco: The Glorification of the Cross.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
We call it an inhuman glorification of a pagan deity.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
Whitman's glorification of the body has led some critics to say that he is the poet of the body only.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
Many a thanksgiving sermon mistakes glorification of self for gratitude to God.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
The sufferings appear to him as past; the glorification he represents as future.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
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In news:

Electra 's Wedding and the Glorification of Patriarchy.
Warned against his tendency to self-glorification, Gingrich reacted to his amazing revival by modestly comparing himself to Reagan, Thatcher, and the founders of Walmart and McDonald's.
Tele 'acting as cheerleader for glorification of war'.
When we use the glorification of the group as an excuse for bad behavior.
Electra's Wedding and the Glorification of Patriarchy.
Such media glorification can help a new president -- and raise impossible expectations.
The pear is apple's sweet, mild autumn cousin, oft overlooked in the glorification of apple pie, apple butter, apple pandowdy, apple cider, and fried apples.
Glorification Of Lost Cause .
Electra's Wedding and the Glorification of Patriarchy .
It is also, in some respects, an overpriced monument to journalistic self-glorification.
Tele ' acting as cheerleader for glorification of war'.
As much as I've loved hip-hop, the mainstreaming of urban culture has always disturbed me in its glorification of poverty and the hardening it engenders, intentional or not.
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