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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

  • I am certainly no fan of the Bush Administration, the Patriot Act, or any of the other, severe intrusions on our civil liberties or the over-aggrandizement of Executive authority .
  • In the context of the times it chimed with the blowsy rhetoric of fascist self-aggrandizement, though just about no one looking at it today would take away any such message from it.
  • From anyone else, this might seem like delusional self-aggrandizement, but Mori actually has the muscle to put some mortar behind his message.
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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