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a gruhn dahyz muhnt

  • n  the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
    the aggrandizement of the king

  • From anyone else, this might seem like delusional self-aggrandizement, but Mori actually has the muscle to put some mortar behind his message.
  • He has long been described notably in The 911 Commission Report as prone to exaggeration and self-aggrandizement, fond of portraying himself as a "superterrorist.
  • At least some of Sukarno's later reputation would rest on an active self-aggrandizement, while Ho Chi Minh during this period still skulked in the shadows, trying to foment .
News & Articles

  • Conservative Freedom Lovers: You’re Doing It Wrong
    I love lamp. Even though I do not usually share it, I understand the concept of fearing government power. Sometimes you give the government the power to do something noble, or apparently noble, and government distorts it into an instrument of self-aggrandizement or abuse.
    June 7, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Marco Rubio in TCPalm
    I want people to understand our motivations have nothing to do with self-aggrandizement or personal paybacks,Rubio told the Florida Times-Union, apparently with a straight face.
  • Panfilo Lacson in Sun.Star
    When President Arroyo started doing all the wrong things in this country, mostly for self-aggrandizement and political survival, every attempt she makes to do right will end up wrong,Senator Lacson said.
  • Robert Mugabe in USA Today
    Mugabe called on the crowd to compare "the patriotism and sacrifice" of the country's heroes "to the character of our people who have chosen to worship the god of wealth and who have shown unbridled greed, corruption and self-aggrandizement."

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