n (pl -ses /-siːz/)
- 1.1 u (deification) apoteosis (f)More example sentences1.2 c (extreme manifestation) [literario/literary] súmmum (m), quintaesencia (f)
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- More important, allegory was deemed the best vehicle for representing apotheosis, the painter's access to immortal status, an idea integral to the project from the start.
- If density is the soul of the city, this is its spiritual or, better, commercial apotheosis.
- His famous objection to the apotheosis of the bald eagle as the new nation's symbol is characteristic.
- ‘It was certainly the most satisfying moment of my life,’ he said later, the apotheosis of a career which had many highs and indelible lows.
- I have long sung his praises but his work on this play, a work he admits in a programme note is close to his heart, must rank as the apotheosis of his career so far, though I have to say I tremble as to what he will present us with next year.
- William Blake's engravings at the end of his career are the apotheosis of engraving as a creative linear technique.
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.