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The action or process of promoting oneself as being powerful or important.
- ‘Without artificial self-aggrandizement, he may realize that external pomp is a poor substitute for inner worth.’
- ‘It is a noteworthy exercise in vitriol, and perhaps self-aggrandizement, but it falls far short of legitimate journalism.’
- ‘I suppose we could be accused of self-aggrandisement by pointing out that this is more cash per head of population than almost any other country on earth, but it is nevertheless heartening.’
- ‘Their status is commercialized in the pursuit of self-aggrandizement.’
- ‘Without a foundation of love, these gifts risk promoting self-gain and self-aggrandizement.’
- ‘The people should monitor and criticize their officials in order to prevent abuse of power for self-aggrandizement while infringing on the rights of others.’
- ‘While his highs and lows - veering between internal self-aggrandisement and lack of self-esteem - ring true, he is the novel's least engaging and convincing character.’
- ‘Their three outstanding attitudes - obliviousness to the growing disaffection of constituents, primacy of self-aggrandizement, illusion of invulnerable status - are persistent aspects of folly.’
- ‘He's a symbol, obviously, not of the youth who have abandoned their elders, but, in a bit of unashamed self-aggrandizement, of the writer who has not.’
- ‘Collective apathy towards the problems faced by our nation stems from the burden of self-aggrandizement.’
- ‘The fact that he was in a national political debate, where it's all about false modesty and self-aggrandizement, made his acknowledgement all the more remarkable.’
- ‘The real villains in this matter are the pandering people who for reasons of self-interest - and self-aggrandizement - have prolonged for much too long the suffering of all those who really love her.’
- ‘No one can claim that politicians sought to exploit this occasion for their own self-aggrandizement.’
- ‘He also betrayed the trust of his American friends for profit and self-aggrandizement.’
- ‘It is an open secret that most police officers dedicated to duty are living miserable lives, unlike some of their colleagues who have taken to crime and are in the service solely for self-aggrandisement.’
- ‘As my younger brothers never tire of reminding me, becoming a Rhodes Scholar entails a definite measure of self-promotion and self-aggrandizement.’
- ‘Where some saw self-aggrandizement, others saw the sartorial manifestation of a wry sense of humor.’
- ‘You're thinking that maybe I was predictably paranoid, which I now recognize as just a sneakier state of self-aggrandizement.’
- ‘We were a group with common ideals, a willingness to share, and, if I may say so, a singular lack of self-aggrandizement.’
- ‘He is a carnival barker on the legal midway, seeking little but his own self-aggrandizement.’
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