glory

noun
1 fame/honour
ADJECTIVE
personal

They are driven by a craving for personal glory.

reflected

She basked in the reflected glory of her daughter's success.

greater

The force behind all his reforms was the greater glory of the state.

military

young soldiers eager to win military glory

VERB + GLORY
cover yourself in, cover yourself with, get, win

He covered himself in glory and came home a rich man.

Typical! I do all the work and she gets all the glory. (informal)

bring (sb)

Victory brought them glory, fame and riches.

bask in
steal, take

I didn't want to steal her glory, so I stayed in the background.

GLORY + NOUN
days

Quarterman's glory days are long behind him.

We remember the team's glory days in the 1960s, when they won the World Cup.

PREPOSITION
for the glory of, to the glory of

They built many churches, great and small, to the glory of God.

PHRASES
a blaze of glory

It's my last ever tournament and I hope to go out in a blaze of glory!

sb's moment of glory

His moment of glory came when he won the Olympic downhill skiing event.

2 beauty/beautiful feature
ADJECTIVE
full

You cannot appreciate the bridge's full glory by going over it; it is best viewed from below.

crowning

The city's crowning glory is its Gothic cathedral.

PHRASES
in all her, his, etc. glory

Seeing the Rockies in all their glory was an awesome experience.

restore sth to its former glory

The 18th-century building has been restored to its former glory.


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