Conservatives may lionize Edward Snowden now, says Michael Tomasky, but ultimately his actions are going to tear apart the GOP.
The worst of Gordon was that he made it next to impossible for one to lionize him.
The free-handed miners of that town wanted nothing better than somebody or something to lionize.
Then, when you have sacrificed to friendship sufficiently, you will lionize Miss Tresilyan?
I want you to lionize an old friend of mine, who has the ambition to 'do' Connemara under your guidance.
They're going to lionize him while he's here, so we'd better move him on.
Two women tried to lionize him, and he ran away and played with the children.
I should like particularly to have you to lionize us there; and I don't fancy your running into danger.'
I believe they'd lionize Charley Chaplin if he'd let them, but I understand he's more exclusive than we are.
In spite of serious discrepancies in his attire, however, I saw that Mrs. Effie meant to lionize him tremendously.
"to treat (someone) as a celebrity," a hybrid from lion + -ize. Used by Scott, 1809, and preserving lion in the sense of "person of note who is much sought-after" (1715), originally in reference to the lions formerly kept in the Tower of London (referred to from late 16c.), objects of general curiosity that every visitor in town was taken to see. Related: Lionized; lionizing.