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noun as in elevation of a person to the rank of god

noun as in the ideal example

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In 2014, I wrote a piece that now strikes me as the apotheosis of mid-aughts feminist myopia.

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The laptops represent the apotheosis of a 14-year strategy that has transformed the company—literally under the hood of its products—in a massive effort to design and build its own chips.

The format Stewart popularized has now reached its undisputed apotheosis with John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight,” while the infotainment and political commentary ecospheres have expanded beyond television to YouTube and social media.

Cringe reaches its apotheosis in a particular genre of bizarre video that mashes up politicians with action heroes.

To gaze upon the Harden-era Rockets’ shot chart was to see the apotheosis of analytics-based offensive strategy.

That transformation of the brand seems now to have its apotheosis in the arrival of the Tour de France.

Dance is a vehicle for personal expression, community storytelling, and the apotheosis of ceremony.

If life has such a thing as an apotheosis, it surely involves truffled capon.

Over the course of these novels, the style becomes increasingly parsimonious, reaching its apotheosis in The Golden Bowl.

These triumphs were seen as the apotheosis of human enterprise and might.

It may be looked upon as the apotheosis of the old style of organ-building, with low pressures, duplication, and mixtures.

In the maidenly beauty of her eighteenth spring, the young girl's glance wanders dreamily over the apotheosis of the setting sun.

So strict are we in etiquette; etiquette indeed being now upon its apotheosis, and after such efforts.

The chief feature in the celebration of the triumph was the apotheosis of the heroes who had fallen during the struggle.

The apotheosis of the old imperial times was made manifest amid fairy-like glamour.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to apotheosis, such as: deification, elevation, exaltation, glorification, hero worship, and idolization.

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