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1‘a sport that has won him glory abroad’
renown, fame, prestige, honour, distinction, kudos, eminence, pre-eminence, acclaim, acclamation, celebrity, praise, accolades, laurels, recognition, note, notability, credit, repute, reputation, name, illustriousness, lustre
2‘glory be to God in the highest’
praise, worship, glorification, adoration, veneration, honour, reverence, exaltation, extolment, homage, tribute, thanksgiving, thanks, blessing
rare laudation, magnification
3‘a late 17th century house restored to its former glory’
magnificence, splendour, resplendence, grandeur, majesty, greatness, impressiveness, gloriousness, nobility, pomp, stateliness, sumptuousness, opulence, beauty, elegance, brilliance, gorgeousness, splendidness
4‘the glories of Vermont’
wonder, beauty, delight, wonderful thing, glorious thing, marvel, phenomenon
1‘individuals who gloried in their independence’
take great pleasure in, exult in, rejoice in, delight in, revel in
relish, savour, greatly enjoy
take great pride in, preen oneself on, congratulate oneself on, be proud of
boast about, crow about, gloat about
informal get a kick out of, get a thrill out of
archaic plume oneself on, pique oneself on
feel ashamed of
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