hero worship hero worship


  • (n) admiration for great men (or their memory)


  1. Half in hero worship and half in fear, the local peasants clamped their lips tight and kept their faces deadpan when police asked questions about Giuliano.
  2. At 38, Khan has reached a level of hero worship attained by few actors in history.
  3. Despite the hero worship reflected in such purchases, infamy was also a big draw.


  • Eyes Stay on Rodriguez, With the Benefit of Perspective

    As the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez began his rehabilitation assignment in Charleston, S.C., there were scattered hoots and much applause — more celebrity gawking than hero worship.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: New York Times

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