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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Sunday 13th June 2021
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hagiography (noun) hag-i-OG-ra-fi

A biography of a saint, a biography that overpraises its subject or treats him/her with extreme reverence.

I thank the hon. Lady for her interesting hagiography of Baroness Thatcher.

Mary Creagh, Commons Hansard, 8 March 2007. Commons Hansard

The subtitle of this book - "Cellist, Teacher, Legend" - put me on full hagiography alert, and the top line of the acknowledgments did nothing to allay my fears: "First and foremost, I am infinitely grateful to Mstislav Rostropovich for allowing me to undertake the project."

Damian Thompson, Telegraph, 12 April 2007,
reviewing Elizabeth Wilson's Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist, Teacher, Legend. Amazon

eboul’s made-for-television hagiography, Warholian in longueur but without the consolation of sex, brutality, or weirdness, was to be screened at the Centre Pompidou on January 22nd, immediately following the Saint Laurent couture show, and, later in the week, on television.

Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 18 March 2002. The New Yorker

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