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ka nuh nahyz

  • v  declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized
  • v  treat as a sacred person
    He canonizes women

  • Hundreds of biographies uncritically canonize him.
  • The Union of Workers and Employees of the Food Industry cabled a request to Pope Pius XII to canonize Evita.
  • Still, nothing in recent times has quite equaled the blitz of language that has been employed by the White House to certify and canonize the success of the Cambodian venture.
News & Articles


  • Joe Biden in International Herald Tribune
    Biden said the priests at his Catholic school taught him to be a fan of the Green Bay Packers because of their ties to northeast Wisconsin, joking they were "prepared to canonize" coach Vince Lombardi.
  • Erica Jong in Washington Post
    Oprah was furious about that article,author Erica Jong told Kelley, "and she told me she did not want anyone writing about her, especially a white woman for a white publication. 'I don't need a honky magazine to canonize me,' she said."

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