His feelings towards Sarah resembled those toward his older sister, Emily, whom he idolized as a caregiver, teacher, and confident.
But he obviously idolized Martha and she seemed to be a calming influence on him.
He'd always wanted a big brother and idolized Aaron.
He idolized Frederick the Great, and denounced Jews, Greeks, and the cosmopolitan Goethe.
At the head of his troops, who idolized him, he was a Cromwell, adding to the zeal of a fanatic and the energy of the born leader the special military skill and trained soldierly spirit which the English commander had to gain by experience.