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ha gee o gruh fee

  • n  a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)

  • Rather than a denunciation of Bush (hagiography is out of the question), he offers a fairly straightforward life.
  • Worse, her writeup was a hagiography that beggars belief.
  • You're lulled by familiarity, then rattled by reminders say, a scribe following on Silas' heels, scribbling hagiography on a tablet computer that this is a very different .
News & Articles

  • Charles Moore's 'Margaret Thatcher' Is A Softer Iron Lady
    The author was handpicked by Margaret Thatcher to write her authorized biography. Though he clearly admires Thatcher, reviewer Annalisa Quinn says that the book is no hagiography — it is staggeringly thorough, and the storytelling is vivid and interesting.
    June 20, 2013 - NPR

  • John Pilger in Sunday Herald
    In a piece devoid of nuance, Pilger wrote in South Africa's Mail and Guardian newspaper that Carlin's as yet unpublished book was not merely "another hagiography brimming with clichés and stereotypes" but also pretentious.
  • Ben Affleck in Newsweek
    In referencing the financial bailout, Affleck says: "Newsweek, I feel like, is basically culpable for the first [$350 billion]. They did like this hagiography on Paulson. Did you read that?"
  • Gregory Campbell in BBC News
    Democratic Unionist Party MP Gregory Campbell said: "Bobby Sands and the other hunger strikers were criminals, not idealistic young revolutionaries. Senior IRA criminals are not deserving of the hagiography that Channel 4 seems to be dispensing."

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