self-aggrandizement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-aggrandizement an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-aggrandizement The aggrandizement of one's self.
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Usage

In literature:

While they reasoned thus, the temptations of graft and self-aggrandizement overtook some of the leaders.
"Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains" by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
I know the man, and his only ambition is the aggrandizement of his own precious self.
"The Gold Bag" by Carolyn Wells
In self-defence, must he now hasten to carry into execution the plans which he had originally formed only with the view to aggrandizement.
"The Thirty Years War, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
This was the fruit of his miserable attempt at self-aggrandizement; this was the residuum of his glories.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
Elevation to office, and self aggrandizement, is their ultimate object.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
He would do so, however, without any thought of self-aggrandizement.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
Popularity, self-aggrandizement, aught that can darken in any degree our spirituality, must be set aside.
"Pulpit and Press" by Mary Baker Eddy
In these days of self-exploitation and self-aggrandizement, how refreshing it is to meet a man of true simplicity.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
But she clung more tenaciously to her idolatry from motives of self-interest and national aggrandizement.
"Notable Women of Olden Time" by Anonymous
Not a thought of self-glory or personal aggrandizement sullied the relentless chase.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Let me not pervert the ministries of religion to the aggrandizement of self.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
They were men who thought along the lines of duty, not along the lines of self-aggrandizement.
"America First" by Various
They have attempted to replace honesty by camouflage, the golden rule by self-aggrandizement.
"Creating Capital" by Frederick L. Lipman
Absolute turning from his life-purpose for the sake of self-aggrandizement.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
But even in this society, Sonnenkamp thought only of advancing his own plans of self-aggrandizement.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
An excuse for murder, tyranny or for self-aggrandizement.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
But jealous seekers after self-aggrandizement plotted against his rule and even attempted his life.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 2" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Spain has no government; each in power seeks but self-aggrandizement.
"The Mediterranean" by T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
His first act of self aggrandizement was simple and successful.
"Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt" by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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