canonized canonized  /ˈkæ nə ˌnaɪzd/


  • (adj) accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing



  1. But for the son of a suddenly canonized dead father, there was nowhere to go to get that love.
  2. Before ascending, they must have a cause that's canonized by their communitythe greatest cause on earth, capable of justifying their sacrifice in the eyes of their kin.
  3. It means Maciel will never be canonized, there will never be statues to him, the pictures of him will come down.


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    My late mother was a true follower of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and his “Power of Positive Thinking.” To her, the glass was always half full — never half empty. If Protestants canonized saints, she would have bought out the nearest Yankee Candles store- — sale or no sale — then lit every candle in front of Peale’s picture hoping for his sainthood.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Bristol Press


  1. "There's not going to be as much media around to be canonized - that's probably the only good thing," Webb said. "I'm just going to have to go out in five days and try to get to 10-1."
    on May 22, 2008 By: Brandon Webb Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Of the book, noted non-fiction writer Gay Talese, author of Unto the Sons, wrote: "Justin Catanoso went to Italy in search of his canonized cousin. In finding the story of his own family, he has written a warm and candid memoir that I admire."
    on May 28, 2008 By: Gay Talese Source:

  3. "Emma harangued Joseph so relentlessly about his philandering," Mr. Krakauer wrote, "that the original intent of the revelation canonized as Section 132 seems to have been simply to persuade Emma to shut up and accept his plural wives - while...
    on Dec 9, 2007 By: Jon Krakauer Source: New York Times

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