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Word: apotheosis

Definition: elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something


Sentences Containing 'apotheosis'

"Falling Toward Apotheosis" is an episode from the fourth season of the science fiction television series "Babylon 5".
Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs built under Harrison's direction are considered by many to be the apotheosis of the American organ builder's art for their period.
Apotheosis of Democracy is a public artwork by American sculptor Paul Wayland Bartlett, located on the United States Capitol House of Representatives portico's east front in Washington, D.C., United States.
As of 1995 a "Study for Apotheosis of Democracy" by Bartlett was in the collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
In 1993 "Apotheosis of Democracy" was surveyed by art conservators from the Save Outdoor Sculpture!
In his "Mission to Khartum—The Apotheosis of General Gordon" (1969) John Marlowe portrays Gordon as "a colourful eccentric—a soldier of fortune, a skilled guerrilla leader, a religious crank, a minor philanthropist, a gadfly buzzing about on the outskirts of public life" who would have been no more than a footnote in today's history books, had it not been for "his mission to Khartoum and the manner of his death," which were elevated by the media "into a kind of contemporary Passion Play."
It transpires that the insane Cartagia expects to ascend to godhood (apotheosis) when the Vorlons destroy his world.
One of his most recognized paintings is "The Apotheosis of Christopher Columbus".
Tchaikovsky's brother Modeste was called upon to make the required changes to the ballet's libretto, the most prominent being his revision of the ballet's finale - instead of the lovers simply drowning at the hand of the wicked Von Rothbart as in the original 1877 scenario, Odette commits suicide by drowning herself, with Prince Siegfried choosing to die as well, rather than live without her, and soon the lovers' spirits are reunited in an "apotheosis".
To meet Cardus's requirements, the players were sometimes "enlarged", notably Emmott Robinson, the veteran Yorkshire all-rounder of the 1920s who through Cardus's pen became "the apotheosis of Yorkshire cricket and Yorkshire character".
Up from the spray of thy ocean-perishing--straight up, leaps thy apotheosis!

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