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He idolized running back LaDainian Tomlinson, and even though his parents made sure to keep him involved in other activities — baseball, soccer, track — football spoke to him in ways no other sport could.
Brina, internalizing the racism of her peers, idolized her father and was “cruel” to her mother.
There’s no reason to keep idolizing an old god just because it knows how to satisfy our cravings for salt, sugar and fat.
His younger brother, Rye, doesn’t feel the same enthusiasm for the cause, but he idolizes Gig and follows him to a free speech rally that gets them both beaten and arrested.
He looked as if his division might idolize him, as it was said they did.
What was becoming weirdly clear was that these two really did idolize M1k3y, and that they'd do anything I said.
LITTLE BROTHERCORY DOCTOROW
He does so, and finds there a little girl, whom he believes to be his own child, and whom he at once begins to idolize.
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEYEMILE GABORIAU
But the English people idolize Garibaldi, and receive him with a burst of enthusiasm unexampled in fervor.
Hitherto mankind has often been tempted by preconceived notions to idolize vain things.
But it touched her heart keenly to see her little Pearl, whom she was learning to fairly idolize, shrink from her.
PRETTY MADCAP DOROTHYLAURA JEAN LIBBEY

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