hero worship

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admiration for great men (or their memory)

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He must ignore the ill-advised hero worship in Uruguay.
This city is gripped in hero worship with almost every fan carrying posters of Indian cricketers.
As Taylor acquaints us with the pecking order in his school, his parents' conversations and escalating arguments, his struggle with his stammer, his hero worship of his older cousin, the prejudice and ignorance of his adult acquaintances, his first crush and first serious ethical dilemma, every word rings true.
Win a state title here, and it's a lifetime of acclaim and hero worship.
of London) asserts that hero worship and obsession with celebrities is not a modern phenomenon, and that in 18th and 19th century Osaka, Kabuki actors were celebrities: adored, obsessed over, celebrated by their own fan clubs.
Instead, she finds a deep ambivalence in hero worship.
Spiritual vacuums can never be filled by sports or hero worship.
Warhol died during my senior year in high school, at the height of my hero worship.
When Inside Sport contacted Sparky to tell him of O'Driscoll's hero worship Hughes appeared suitably embarrassed.
Olasky's caution to avoid hero worship is well-heeded--for there are certainly those guilty as charged--but Jackie Robinson reminds us that there have been, and will continue to be, athletes who can inspire and edify us.
In Wife, Mays plays not only Charlotte but other characters including the lesbian aunt who mentored her and the Nazi father whom she says she murdered, not to mention Wright, who first met her in 1993 and over time developed a serious case of hero worship.
What historical, literary; or pop culture figures should people of color look to for guidance or should folks try to stay away from hero worship of people like Cesar Chavez, Subcomandante Marcos, you name it?
Cohen admits that this "great man" approach might open him up to accusations of hero worship.
Williams, currently climbing the charts with `Feel,' his first single since signing a reputed pounds 80m contract with EMI, is not known for his hero worship of the Beatles, unlike his friends the Gallagher brothers.