Apotheosis

(a-pŏth’ē-ō’sĭs) n.

pl. a·poth·e·o·ses (-sēz’)

  1. Exaltation to divine rank or stature; deification.
  2. Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification: Many observers have tried to attribute Warhol’s current apotheosis to the subversive power of artistic vision” (Michiko Kakutani)
  3. An exalted or glorified example: Their leader was the apotheosis of courage.
  4. Tony Tommasini reviews Death in Venice twice.
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