The King of Pop lived and died in controversy but will be long remembered as an icon who transcended anything we threw at him.
The Myth of Bob Woodward Max Holland, Newsweek Why is this man an American icon?
Willie is a true American icon, and it runs deep in the bloodline.
At least until you created your familiar film persona, Holden Caulfield was the icon of American angst.
For now, Clinton is popular, a Democratic icon, and Obama is relying on him for a life raft in the current storm.
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This was the icon that had been brought from Smolensk and had since accompanied the army.
Youssuf Afghian kneeled down before an icon in the corner of the room and prayed fervently.
The crowd round the icon suddenly parted and pressed against Pierre.
In front of the icon the Gentiles said their prayers, on their knees, crossing themselves all the time.
also ikon, 1570s, "image, figure, representation," from Late Latin icon, from Greek eikon "likeness, image, portrait," related to eikenai "be like, look like," of unknown origin. Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.