deification

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[ US /ˌdiəfəˈkeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /dˌe‍ɪfɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. an embodiment of the qualities of a god
    the capitalists' deification of capital
  2. the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
  3. the condition of being treated like a god
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How To Use deification In A Sentence

  • Now, 20 years after his death, the people of that intense, teeming, vibrant place still hold him in a regard which borders on deification.
  • Those events serve to undermine the inappropriate deification of these otherwise ordinary people.
  • I admire the way he has virtually renounced ancestral claims to deification.
  • I'm sure though we can all think of the fabulously wealthy who have no problem taking advantage of their deification to extract even greater wealth and power from society at large.
  • However, through intellectual contemplation (theoria, intellectus) and divine illumination (which is the receiving of a divine self-manifestation, theophania), humans may achieve unification (henosis) with God, and the select few will even undergo ˜deification™ (deificatio, theosis) which Eriugena interprets as complete identity with God. John Scottus Eriugena
  • The deification of the cow was undoubtedly linked with the rise of the priestly Brahmin caste in early Hinduism.
  • It is a type of self-worship or self-deification, but why exclude the possibility of external forces at work? Archive 2010-02-01
  • Amy is still perky and twinkly, a box-fresh Katie Price ready for deification by the masses. Celebrity Big Brother: Grace Dent's TV OD
  • Query: whether there be no connection between brachycephalism and this modern deification of machinery? Alone
  • During the Late Period his veneration extended to deification and he became a local god at Memphis where he was glorified for his skills as a physician and a healer.
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