apotheosis


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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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Murry first examines how "the familiarity of terrestrial divinity" smoothed the path for Cosimo's apotheosis.
Apotheosis is just one of a growing number of men pursuing limb-lengthening procedures for cosmetic reasons.
The formulation of the Apotheosis in Jesuit terms became possible only with the canonization of the founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius of Loyola, in 1622.
The chorus-style narrative is wearing and the apotheosis in which the children join hands with Skellig to take on an angelic role is more effective in our imaginations than when portrayed on stage.
Large paintings, such as Le Moyne's ceiling painting, The Apotheosis of Hercules, seldom reproduce well on a single plate.
The Apotheosis of James I has been owned by the same English family for 200 years and was previously on loan to the National Gallery.
Her ode to milk's apotheosis shares digs with the new home of Flanagan's Wine Market at 4114 S.
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.
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.