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  • v  assign great social importance to
    The tenor was lionized in Vienna

  • Scholars tend to lionize directors who develop groundbreaking styles or who come to dominate and define a genre men like Hitchcock, Welles, Hawks and Ford.
  • Members of FOW don't lionize work, but they don't condemn it either.
  • And they always have a chuckle or two over the way all the pussycats lionize them.
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  • Filibuster
    The national media lionize Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis for her 11-hour filibuster supporting abortion.
    July 8, 2013 - Ventura County Star

  • Abraham Foxman in Anti-Defamation League (press release)
    It is sad and disturbing that a man of Soyinka's stature and respectability in the arts world would lionize a man like Farrakhan, who is certainly no positive role model,said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "We hope that Soyinka...
  • Tommy Burns in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    The thing about Jackson,Burns said, "is you want to be tough on him, but at the same time you realize this is a transcendent, heroic figure. We lionize and deify Muhammad Ali, who had to swim upstream during the 1960s, a decade dedicated...

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