demythologized :

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  • v  remove the mythical element from (writings)
    the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value
  • s  having mythical elements removed

  • If God is not dead, how can man prove that he lives? Rational proofs cannot convince the skeptic; the Bible alone is authority only to the convinced believer; the demythologized .
  • By the end, says a Western diplomat, the former emperor had been "demythologized" in the eyes of his countrymen.
  • Hoover himself was demythologized after his death in 1972 by revelations of the racist, tyrannical and even lawless way in which he managed the bureau.

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