self-aggrandizement

[ US /ˈsɛɫˈfæɡɹənˌdaɪzmənt/ ]
NOUN
  1. an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
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How To Use self-aggrandizement In A Sentence

  • 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.
  • Art-Union, to be convinced that the great majority do so for the sake of self-aggrandizement, that is, to have a chance of getting the works of our best artists for a mere tithe of their value, or in the language of the advertisements, "of obtaining a valuable return, for a small investment;" as they would buy any other lottery tickets: to make the most out of their money. The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851
  • 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.
  • They show the essential pattern of self-glorification as self-aggrandizement that most interests the author.
  • Their status is commercialized in the pursuit of self-aggrandizement.
  • Any movement that builds its core ideology around the worship of an infantilist, developmentally-stunted, self-aggrandizement will inevitably wind up eating its young. Thirty Years Too Late: The Implosion of John McCain and the Demise of the Regressive Right
  • Saddam replaced some of the ancient Sumerian bricks containing the first language of cuneiform with his own inscriptions of self-aggrandizement. Rajai Hakki: An Arab-American Iraq War Veteran Returns to the Middle East,
  • American self-aggrandizement, like all others I believe, is just communal biology at work and based on a deep-rooted drive to survive. Joe Woodward: Occup(ied) America: A Literary History
  • Nowadays, our culture disvalues liberal education, is skeptical of virtue, and, in particular, glorifies self-aggrandizement over altruism.
  • He was a straightforward and unpretentious man, practical and efficient, with no special desire for self-aggrandizement. LORD PRESTIMION
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