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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of aggrandise.

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Examples

  • France, -- war, in which every ancestor of mine whom I care to recall aggrandised the name that descends to me.

    The Parisians — Complete

  • War, with all its perils and all its grandeur, -- war lifts on high the banners of France, -- war, in which every ancestor of mine whom I care to recall aggrandised the name that descends to me.

    The Parisians — Volume 10

  • Once heard, that first spectacular aural idea never returns in this 30-minute score, written in the 1890s for a late-Romantic orchestra aggrandised with extra horns, low woodwind, tubas, two harps and extravagant percussion.

    CBSO, Stephen Hough/Nelsons; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Nott – review

  • A man who steps over the metaphorical bodies of anyone who gets in the way of his quest for self-aggrandised power.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Where the latter becomes co-opted to the service of psycho-cultural institutions of Empire (i.e. where "order" is aggrandised as an end in and of itself, "perfect" as a quality rather than the measure of a quality), it becomes necessary, in my opinion, to adopt a Dionsysian strategy of antidoxy, to attack sophistry with song, to fight ideology with imagination.

    An A-Z Of This Blog

  • Where the latter becomes co-opted to the service of psycho-cultural institutions of Empire (i.e. where "order" is aggrandised as an end in and of itself, "perfect" as a quality rather than the measure of a quality), it becomes necessary, in my opinion, to adopt a Dionsysian strategy of antidoxy, to attack sophistry with song, to fight ideology with imagination.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • I'm pretty sure that they wouldn't be any worse than the current crop of overpromoted and self aggrandised nonentities that we have at the moment.

    Carwyn Is he Leadership Material ?

  • Currently looks like it'll be sniffles aggrandised by bored pundits to man flu.

    Guardian Hippy Decca Aitkenhead: Move Over Darling

  • The Pope himself had no desire to see Spain so aggrandised as to be able to dictate to Christendom.

    England under the Tudors

  • He took care to give his friends from the Highlands a magnificent notion of his great personal consequence, which, of course, they aggrandised when they returned to the hills.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

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