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hagiography

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disapproving a book about someone's life that makes it seem better than it really is or was
  • a hagiography of the leader written by one of his closest confidants

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The first known use of hagiography was in 1821

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“Hagiography.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hagiography. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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