“Authorized biographies are glorified press releases,” says historian José Murilo de Carvalho.
Beyond the Brick, however, escapes condemnation as a glorified infomercial by broadening the scope of what it aims to accomplish.
The iconic litigator, glorified by Julia Roberts in a 2000 movie, was arrested for drunkenly handling a boat this weekend.
Golden Age-of-TV evangelists prate on about which glorified soap operas are most deserving of our rapt attention.
While delegates are awarded at the end of the process in Minnesota and Colorado, Missouri is simply a glorified straw poll.
His love so glorified her that by contrast he was commoner than commonest clay.
You don't mean to say, Mother, that you glorified me to her for an hour?
And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.
There had been one glorified fishing trip for Justin with Bettina.
He is the ideal and glorified Sir Thomas, and represents rather what ought to have been than what was.
mid-14c., "invested with glory," past participle adjective from glorify. Weakened sense of "transformed into something better" is from 1821.
Transformed into something illustrious; glamorized: The Chrysler van is much more than a glorified golf cart (1821+)
(1.) To make glorious, or cause so to appear (John 12:28; 13:31, 32; 17:4,5). (2.) Spoken of God to "shew forth his praise" (1 Cor. 6:20; 10:31).