idolised


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Adj.1.idolised - regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god)idolised - regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god); "adored grandchildren"; "an idolized wife"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
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'I don't want to be idolised,' I answered; 'but I am well assured that he loves me more than anybody else in the world - as I do him.'
In the meanwhile William of Orange urged on the course of events by every means in his power, eagerly waiting for the time when the people, by whom he was idolised, should have made of the bodies of the brothers the two steps over which he might ascend to the chair of Stadtholder.
And here was a man, decidedly good-looking--Jane and Susan Green call him bewitchingly handsome I suppose they're two of the ladies he pretends would be so glad to have him; but, however, he was certainly a very clever, witty, agreeable companion--not what you call clever, but just enough to make him entertaining; and a man one needn't be ashamed of anywhere, and would not soon grow tired of; and to confess the truth, I rather liked him--better even, of late, than Harry Meltham--and he evidently idolised me; and yet, though he came upon me all alone and unprepared, I had the wisdom, and the pride, and the strength to refuse him--and so scornfully and coolly as I did: I have good reason to be proud of that.'
'I always idolised Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi and today I'm sharing the dressing room with them.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a "football mad" Boro fan, who "idolised" his wife and children, after his sudden death.
Kelly Anne Jones passed away at her flat in Denbigh, and her devastated mum Maureen yesterday spoke of the popular 36-year-old who "idolised children" and "would do anything for anyone".
She idolised dad and she was really Ellie's second cousin Maureen Pilcher, 49, said the family were Maureen Pilcher, second cousin "too shocked and devastated to talk".
Revered by the Tibetans as a 'living god' and idolised in both the Orient and the West, the Dalai Lama, known for his simplicity and typical jovial style, transcends all barriers of religion, language and even distances.
"If you idolise someone, you demonise them and the person who is idolised becomes complicit in that" - Actor Andrew Scott.
THE last images of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp alive were shown to a jury yesterday, as the panel heard how she "idolised" her alleged killer.
Down: 1 Tiresome; 2 Rib; 3 Widen; 4 Western; 5 Thor; 6 Reek; 7 Plum; 11 Lend; 12 Trio; 13 Idolised; 15 Truants; 18 Nanny; 19 Aria; 20 Swab; 21 Amps; 24 Eve.