lionism

lionism

(ˈlaɪənˌɪzəm)
n
a lion-like appearance of the skin on the face, caused by leprosythe condition of being treated as a celebrity

lionism

Rare. a lionlike appearance of the face caused by leprosy; leontiasis.
See also: Disease and Illness
the pursuit or adulation of celebrities. — lionize, v.
See also: Behavior
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The International Philosophy of Lionism was introduced to Sri Lanka on the 1st of April 1958 as a club extension from the South Indian District of 304.
* Raising funds for many other projects and activities has been Lionism in action.
Jevens was honored with the highest award in Lionism, the Arizona Lions International Melvin Jones Fellow.
While explaining about Lionism Kazmi further elaborated that the Lions Clubs International (LCI) is having 46,000 clubs and around 1.4 million members which makes the LCI world's largest and most effective non profiting service club organization.
She has been associated with lionism since 2012 has done various projects for underprivileged.
The club, founded in 1995, is part of the international movement of Lionism and continues to dedicate its efforts for the betterment of the community in Bahrain through its service activities towards social causes.
Lions' Council Chair Tony Gadsby said: "It shows the spirit of Lionism to serve the community by providing them with a building so they can shelter from the elements and take time to remember relatives and friends."
He is so dedicated to Lionism and to helping others; he is an example we can all aspire to."
What distinguishes the use of this trope by Bulwer and his contemporaries, however, is its intimate association with the new experience of cultural visibility exemplified by the social practice of "literary lionism." The term "lionism," which, according to the OED, was first coined during the 1830s, denotes a practice of visual spectatorship directed at objects of contemporary interest: objects which, thus, occupy only an ephemeral place within the public domain.
``Not many people are aware that we welcome ladies to Lionism as well as men.''
In her essay, "Literary Lionism," published in the London and Westminster Review 1839, she expressed concern about the tendency of society to "lionize" its writers--to admire their public personalities more than their work.
Men, women and families with a desire to give back to the community and enjoy the friendship of others with the same goal in mind are encouraged to explore the possibilities of Lionism.