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Definition of "hagiography" []

  • Biography of saints. (noun)
  • A worshipful or idealizing biography. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hagiography" in a sentence
  • "It looks and sounds very similar to the Stalin hagiography you posted not very long ago … animalauthor"
  • "But a disturbing quality I find in UU hagiography is that it often revises the portraits of our saints to more closely resemble who we would have liked them to be than who they actually were."
  • "Might be interesting to compare Latin hagiography (say, the Life of Cuthbert) with English hagiography (Aelfric's Life of Oswald), but I worry that doing so would be more appropriate for a Medieval Literature class than for a true survey."