In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbdeifies, deified, deifying
- The prophet Muhammad is not deified but is regarded as a human who was selected by God to spread the word to others through the Koran, Islam's holiest book.
- He said that this proved that the temple was actually a burial site of a Thracian king, who was deified upon his death.
- In the small communities of villages, all the forces of nature were deified and worshipped.
- The Ain-i-Akbari and the Akbarnama chronicled and deified the emperor's rule.
- Birds, rivers, trees, fish and animals were frequently deified; and they did not poison their gods.
- By deifying the things we cherish most, we simply force them away from common understanding; more dangerously, we force them away from common scrutiny.
- Um, there have, I confess, been efforts to deify Mary.
- We deify these people like they can do special, extraordinary things, and they can't.
- By this time, the practice of using a contour map of India to deify Bharat Mata had already gained popularity.
- The tragic figure is deified by the public, who build a temple in his honour and hold him up as a national icon.
- Though outlawed and rarely performed, the act is deemed to deify the perpetrator, blessing her family for seven generations after her death.
- Others, even while expressing sympathy for her sufferings, find insufferable the attempt by some politicians to deify her.
- Many natural processes were deified (once upon a time), as man had no explanation for them.
- I know that we glamorize and deify the best and the worst humanity has to offer.
- We have tried as hard as we can not to deify him, not to be too reverential and not to slip into easy sentiment.
- But to deify Orwell, as many disciples were inclined to do, does him an injustice.
- I think we must be the only culture in the world that actually recognises the value and virtue of money and has deified it in this form.
- He died after a misunderstanding with his wife, but was deified and worshipped for many generations.
- They said he was a child-killer and painted him like a criminal rather than deifying him as a hero fighting for their country.
- A feature of these temples is the hundreds of statues of cross-legged tirthankaras or deified Jain teachers.
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