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Usage Examples for CANONIZE

  1. Thoughts full of ravisht reverence, with eyes So fixt, as when a saint we canonize; Clap wings with Seraphins before the throne At this eternall coronation, And teach your soules new mirth, such as may be Worthy this birth- day to divinity. - "Lucasta" by Richard Lovelace
  2. Which wiser, he, the Scholar, who had sneer'd To hear the Stranger canonize the Dead; Or they, the Boor, the Stranger, who revered The Saint, where he the Artist? - "The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. Only rarely does the statesman or 'lawgiver' appear, just when he is wanted, to bring Israel up out of Egypt into the desert, and out of the desert into the good land beyond Jordan, and to canonize a new code of behaviour suited to a new set of needs. - "The Unity of Civilization" by Various
  4. As for the date of the event, it is stated definitely and rather strikingly in these words: " They will want to canonize me, but there will not be time." - "The Wrack of the Storm" by Maurice Maeterlinck
  5. Besides, now we're going to canonize him, willy nilly. - "Anthony Lyveden" by Dornford Yates
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