hero worship

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He has written an amusing autobiography, centred on his lifelong habit of hero worship of celebrities of virtually every species except politicians.
This hero worship continued even after her 1989 conviction for kidnapping Stompie Seipei, the fourteen-year-old who was murdered by one of her goons.
Whatever the reason - hero worship of major leaguers or a misguided sense of machismo - adolescents are gravitating toward spit tobacco in increasing numbers.
Greatly influenced by popular adults and teenage idols - hero worship and crush stage
dissertation from Yale (1941) was expanded into the book A Century of Hero Worship (1944; reissued as The Cult of the Superman, 1969).
Another thing that's likely to make some readers go "ugh" is that for all Taylor's references to faith in and reliance on God, her reminiscences of George Bush border on hero worship.
It's a phenomenon based on hero worship, and a growing marketing tactic that can influence the all important bottom line.
They are the ones who deserve the hero worship, not those who have personal ambitions of their own to win and beat world records, for which they have been handsomely rewarded either by a gold, silver or a bronze medal.
When they don't they let down young people who hero worship them.
But it is not hero worship or taking the mickey - they are just trying to bond with them, says the study.
It isn't just the Spaniard's goals that mark him out for hero worship though, it is the way he has integrated himself into Liverpool the club and Liverpool the city pretty much from the moment he first got here.