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aggrandize
used in War and Peace

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Definition
an increase in power or reputation — often undeserved
  • If the aim was the aggrandizement of France, that might have been attained without the Revolution and without the Empire.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (39% in)
  • On returning to France, to the bosom of the great, strong, magnificent, peaceful, and glorious fatherland, I should have proclaimed her frontiers immutable; all future wars purely defensive, all aggrandizement antinational.
    Book Ten — 1812 (98% in)
  • If the aim of the European wars at the beginning of the nineteenth century had been the aggrandizement of Russia, that aim might have been accomplished without all the preceding wars and without the invasion.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (39% in)
  • The King of Prussia sends his wife to seek the great man's mercy; the Emperor of Austria considers it a favor that this man receives a daughter of the Caesars into his bed; the Pope, the guardian of all that the nations hold sacred, utilizes religion for the aggrandizement of the great man.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (41% in)

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