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Once you deify the object of your adoration, you are, in most cases, doomed to disappointment.
Mac can get away with it during this twoweek window of tennis voyeurism but there really is no need to deify the bloke just because he dresses like a bum from Bugsy Malone.
Okay, I know Fallon is a brilliant jockey but he's still facing serious charges that allege he colluded with others to basically rip off the very punters who are now so eager to deify him.
While this new Mitsi may not be the rally-bred icon the purists have come to deify, its maturity and sophistication take the Evo's game to a new level.
More recent tracks were aired as well, with fans singing along to Deify, Decadence and forthcoming single Land of Confusion, a bruising cover of the old Genesis fave.
Just what am I supposed to do, deify their program?
Using the metaphor of solar rays, Athanasius focused on Salvation, equated with man's deification thanks to the consubstantiality of the Holy Spirit, the incarnate Logos being divinely related to the Father: "All are named sons and gods both on earth and in heaven; He was not a man who later became God, but God who later became man to deify us"(Incarnation 54).
To call someone 'president' is to deify him," says Yukio Sakamoto, president of a Tokyo technology firm.
This word is usually translated as "festival," although the truer meaning in this case can be seen in the related verb matsuru, which means "to enshrine, to deify, to worship.
As a Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford and the author of a highly regarded biography of Sidney, Duncan-Jones never claims, as most recent "anti-Stratfordians" do, that her iconoclasm is related to her independence from institutional pressures to deify Shakespeare.
that Joseph's brothers "must be tempted to deify him" in Egypt (118).
The group's regulations on Asahara say, ''We do not deify him or see him as absolute as to justify the crimes.