apotheosis apotheosis  /ə ˌpɑ θi ˈoʊ səs/


  1. (n) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  2. (n) the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

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  1. The apotheosis of Dumford by the oratorical Mayor of Tigana brought tears even to the eyes of Dumford's critics.
  2. Carl may well be the apotheosis of Thai cuisine in the TV show, but at home he can barely cook a decent meal.
  3. Owens will remain the apotheosis of an athlete who prevailed over deep rooted prejudice and unrelenting adversity.


  • The Inspector Gadget Tech That Ended Up Becoming Real

    Back when many of us were still kids and many more had yet to even be twinkles in our mothers' uteri, Inspector Gadget was the apotheosis of all of technology's promises—many of which, it turns out, came true. Vanity Fair has a wonderful little collection of those gadgets of the inspector's that were particularly prescient. Read more...        
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

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  1. Wagner called the raucous last movement "the apotheosis of the dance" and went on even more ludicrously about it.
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Richard Wagner Source: GlobalTV

  2. The military has become "the apotheosis of all that is great and good about contemporary America," writes Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich, a retired army colonel, in his new book, 'The American Military: How Americans Are Seduced by...
    on May 30, 2005 By: Andrew Bacevich Source: Inter Press Service (subscription)

  3. Of all his successes, Mr. Halprin called the FDR Memorial "the apotheosis of all that I have done."
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Lawrence Halprin Source: Washington Post

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