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  • verb Present participle of aggrandise.

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Examples

  • No self-indulgent twaddle, no luvvy duvvy waffle, no tedious explaining what we're looking at, no extraneous family members self-aggrandising and hogging the airtime with totally irrelevant bullshit.

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  • The chief enemy of excellence in morality (and also in art) is personal fantasy, the tissue of self-aggrandising and consoling wishes and dreams which prevents one from seeing what there is outside one ....

    A Conversation with Zadie Smith about On Beauty

  • Neither character has a track record of making aggrandising statements, later to be utilised by those marketing said horse at stud.

    Frankel has potential to justify claims of greatness | Lydia Hislop

  • Part of Woolf's genius, however, resides in her refusal to condescend to her women, without ever aggrandising them.

    Virginia Woolf, my mother and me

  • Really, anyone who chooses a fictional self-aggrandising cubicle dweeb as his screen name gets all the abuse he deserves.

    Think Progress » Obama on Tea Partiers: “You would think they would be saying, ‘Thank you’” for my tax cuts.

  • With a wry self-deprecating humour that stops her from coming across as self-aggrandising, GIlbert roots the trope of the tortured artist in this, asks if maybe this is a cause for all those suicides and self-destructions.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Sounds like I'm being self-aggrandising, and that's not my intention: I just think it's important to note that news-stand titles still have a place and can deliver a valuable (if differently paced) service.

    Starlog To Cease Magazine Publication

  • I predict that within a short period of time Bercow's or his wife's ego, avarice and self-aggrandising habits - with a little help from a few resentful MPs no doubt - will combine and he will let himself down and resign.

    The Speaker: Bercow's boundaries | Editorial

  • With a wry self-deprecating humour that stops her from coming across as self-aggrandising, GIlbert roots the trope of the tortured artist in this, asks if maybe this is a cause for all those suicides and self-destructions.

    Genius in a Bottle

  • Part of Woolf's genius, however, resides in her refusal to condescend to her women, without ever aggrandising them.

    Virginia Woolf, my mother and me

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