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noun glory pronunciation in British English /ˈɡlɔːri/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] admiration and praise that you get because you have done something impressive

    He is at the height of his fame and glory.

    get (all) the glory:

    I did the hard work and someone else got all the glory.

    bask in the glory of something (=enjoy it):

    The film studio is still basking in the glory of its 14 Oscar nominations.

    reflected glory (=glory because of someone else’s success):

    She enjoyed the reflected glory of her daughter’s fame.

  2. 2
    [countable] a good quality that makes you admire someone or something
    glory of:

    This rose is one of the glories of his garden.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] great beauty

    It will cost millions of pounds to restore the mansion to its former glory.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] literary praise that you give when you worship God


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