Usage examples for idol

  1. Pembroke smiled, whilst he forced his aunt's reluctant hand into his, and said, " I see, my dear madam, you are bigoted to the idol of your own fancy! – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  2. The nobles soon found that their golden idol would have to be made instead of very coarse clay. – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  3. Her only desire for wealth was to cast it at the feet of her idol. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  4. Roland was the idol of the nation. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  5. She was their darling, their idol. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  6. Cornego, burn this idol. – The Noble Spanish Soldier by Thomas Dekker
  7. This is his idol. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  8. But if one is permitted to look for a moment into the past, can you tell me a single hour when work was not the prominent thought in your brain, the idol before which you worshipped? – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. They recognized that he had the necessary confidence in himself for success and also the touch of dramatic genius that may make of a soldier a public idol. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  10. Might not he just decide to take the sapphire, and with the evidence of that, risk his putting his hand on the " Idol" when he grasped the thief? – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  11. I never thought to be under the same roof with a haythen idol. – Killykinick by Mary T. Waggaman
  12. The religion is mine no longer- O thou, the cruel idol of my soul. – Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2 by Leigh Hunt
  13. But as she spoke she glanced at her stalwart, handsome son, and Florence guessed that he was his mother's idol, and wondered how she could part with him to Mrs. Aylmer. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  14. Passion had ceased to throw a glittering veil around this idol; but she was kind, and pure, and gentle, and devoted. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  15. Self was the idol of mankind, and all worshipped at its altar. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  16. I really thought they created a curiosity in the Duke and Pendennyss to behold their idol." – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. She raised her eyes and saw before her the idol of her secret worship, knowing him by his portrait at Lone. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  18. Where did you expect to find the idol? – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton