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WOTD  
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Wednesday 12th June 2024
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apotheosis (noun) a-poth-ee-O-sis



Best example of the sort, deification, highest point of power or glory.

I felt truly honoured to be asked on The Morecambe and Wise Show and I still do - I regard my appearance with them as the apotheosis of my career and I don't say that lightly or gratuitously.

Michael Aspel, Michael Aspel: In Good Company. Amazon

The choice was as obvious as it was inevitable: the Bible is the most important and most influential of all translated books, and since Johannes Gutenberg's first mechanical rendering in Mainz in 1455, the apotheosis of the printers' art.

Simon Winchester, The New York Times, 8 April 2001. New York Times

Finally, I had the apotheosis of being able to walk arm-in-arm down the Senate aisle with Senator DeWare, who has promised to explain to me the mysteries of curling, even though I do not have any hair.

Philippe Deane Gigantès, Canadian Hansard, 9 June 1998. Canadian Hansard

Backed into a corner, most audiences would admit that John McClane is a major head case, a Grade A loony, the living, breathing apotheosis of overzealous policing, and exactly the opposite of what most of us want in our lawmen.

Joe Queenan, The Guardian, 22 June 2007. Guardian




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