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aggrandizement

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaggrandizementag‧gran‧dize‧ment (also aggrandisement British English) /əˈɡrændəzmənt/ noun [uncountable]  INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCwhen a person or country tries to increase their power or importance – used to show disapproval the misuse of authority for personal aggrandizement
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aggrandizementNational welfare meant nothing; personal aggrandizement meant everything.Whether the intention was personal aggrandizement on the part of the family or a shrewd step towards industrial expansion is not known.Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent thing which men call fame.personal aggrandizementNational welfare meant nothing; personal aggrandizement meant everything.Whether the intention was personal aggrandizement on the part of the family or a shrewd step towards industrial expansion is not known.
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