idolisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n idolisation the act of worshiping blindly and to excess
    • n idolisation the act of admiring strongly
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • idolisation etc. See idolization, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Beecher thoroughly appreciated him, and he idolised Mr. Beecher.
"Sixty years with Plymouth Church" by Stephen M. Griswold
Netty, who idolised him, went straight to her Mother to ask her opinion with regard to him.
"A Big Temptation" by L. T. Meade
No lover ever worshipped a mistress more thoroughly than his father had idolised him.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
You know how I idolise her, but I can't do for her what a mother would do.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
The man whom the people of France loved, and whom his army idolised, was the disturber of the peace of Europe.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
He had trained around him a devoted band, who idolised his genius and cherished his doctrines.
"The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler" by David Brewster
The boy was a fine boy, and his mother idolised him; the father, contrary to general expectation, continued to be very much in love.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
And his poor wife idolised him and would stand everything from him.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
But Waroona Downs with the woman he was beginning to idolise daily with him!
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
It was evident that Mrs. Blake idolised her eldest son; her eyes softened as she mentioned his name.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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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