self-aggrandizement

[ self-uh-gran-diz-muh nt, self- ]
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They were men who thought along the lines of duty, not along the lines of self-aggrandizement.

They erected defensive barricades of self-aggrandizement and of my devaluation.

Absolute turning from his life-purpose for the sake of self-aggrandizement.

He would do so, however, without any thought of self-aggrandizement.

But jealous seekers after self-aggrandizement plotted against his rule and even attempted his life.

His moral character, however, was not on a level with his intellectual, self-aggrandizement being the main aim of his life.

Anger, fear, resignation, and greedy little thoughts of self-aggrandizement.

The motives of self-aggrandizement by force of arms appear to be innate in human nature.

Its essence is self-denial; its foundations are in humility and poverty; its practice is self-aggrandizement and money-getting.

Spain has no government; each in power seeks but self-aggrandizement.

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