apotheosis


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Synonyms for apotheosis

the act of raising to a high position or status or the condition of being so raised

Synonyms for apotheosis

the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

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On the broader, European scale, Murry suggests that Cosimo's successful political apotheosis has two significant implications.
Apotheosis is just one of a growing number of men pursuing limb-lengthening procedures for cosmetic reasons.
Large paintings, such as Le Moyne's ceiling painting, The Apotheosis of Hercules, seldom reproduce well on a single plate.
Her ode to milk's apotheosis shares digs with the new home of Flanagan's Wine Market at 4114 S.
Wyeth mural, Apotheosis of the Family, to the Historical Society of Delaware.
Susan Graham, whose mezzo-soprano finds its apotheosis in Gluck's music for Iphigenie, dominated the scene with her depth, flexibility, tonal variety and emotional intensity.
By contrast, Silverman's show is merely an agreeable contribution to the genre, not exactly its apotheosis.
Recognizing that Vichy's struggle "to reconcile paternal power and governmental authority" is readily taken as a marker for "the apotheosis of reactionary measures to reinstate fatherhood as the litmus test of good citizenship" Childers highlights, instead, that in its efforts to refashion the symbols of state control over "nothing less than the nature of government, the shape of the modern family, and the future of the nation," that Vichy's contradictory policies undermined the authority of the same fathers it sought to support (4, 3, 9, 89).
In our current 'dual society'--of rich and poor, included and excluded, skilled and unskilled, native citizen and illegal immigrant, and so on--these reach an apotheosis in what has been called the 'capsularisation' of city and society.
Du Bois as the timeless intellectual voice that buttresses Hurston's apotheosis of southern black folk--which, though a representation demonstrably true, neglects the extent to which this Du Boisian perspective sometimes seemed disquietingly conflicted.
ALLEZ FRANCE, the world's greatest filly or mare of the post-war era, was the darling of Parisian racetracks for four seasons and achieved her apotheosis as a four-year-old in the 1974 Arc - after major scares before and during the race.
Mark Morris' Dido and Aeneas looms as one of his towering works, perhaps the apotheosis of his profound partnering with Baroque vocal music.
And, as madness began to throttle his mind, he drifted off into the delirious auto-mythology of Ecce Homo ("I am not a man, I am dynamite," "Before me there was no psychology at all"), fantasizing about a splendid messianic apotheosis that never happened.
125 is often regarded as the apotheosis of the classical symphony.
The man apotheosis comes much later in the movie in a remarkable scene in which he, still a servant in many ways, but no longer servile and accommodating, browbeats a Hutu general into doing his bidding so that the people he has taken under his charge will live.