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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bask in...reflected glory
▪ I certainly don’t want to bask in any reflected glory.
crowning glory
▪ The hotel’s crowning glory was a stunning roof garden.
morning glory
Old Glory
reflected glory
▪ I certainly don’t want to bask in any reflected glory.
restored to its former glory
▪ a Victorian fireplace restored to its former glory
▪ This is the crowning glory of Van Gogh's maize and corn fields.
▪ But the crowning glory of the book is Richard's unspeakable wife, Cordelia.
▪ Then comes the crowning glory of Frank's act, as he peels off his raincoat to reveal a smart suit underneath.
▪ But, the crowning glory of the building is the new conference suite which the architects created on the existing flat roof.
▪ Its full glory is not seen by paddling over it, however.
▪ Watch those in their full two-hour glory and you get a bucketful of pernicious politics and bad acting.
▪ During the next days, Philippa was to see the full glory of his departure, all show and pageantry.
▪ The Mac Larens, Bonds and Hugheses, all gleaners of greater glories, get their due too.
▪ His greatest glory is that he can not do wrong nor allow it; force never comes near him.
▪ The castle's great glory - its massive, twin-towered gatehouse - maintains an air of impregnability.
▪ Thoughts around Salomon Brothers turned away from the greater glory of the firm and focused on self-preservation.
▪ As long as its greater glory is maintained, as long as the glitter continues into death and charidee, it will help out.
▪ The triumph came as a surprise to many fans ... but Ron Pickering knew it was another step to even greater glory.
▪ Radio might help to instil a feeling of national glory and pride, even if the substance did not amount to much as yet.
▪ Our cathedrals are among our national glories.
▪ It conjures up vague images of past imperialistic glories which are hardly relevant.
▪ There is still an air of past glory, of semi-decay.
▪ They were busy restoring it to its past glory.
▪ Under this cover of tradition and past glory, however, the executive has bustled through informally to seize almost total power.
▪ They are all old men she has chosen, men in the cloudy twilight of past glories.
▪ Now McClair is a player Ferguson cherishes because he puts the team cause above personal glory.
▪ For him, it is strictly about the money and the personal glory and making a living.
▪ Of course, he had, first of all, a desire for personal glory and gold.
▪ Perhaps, after all, Valerie hadn't resented him, grateful for his reflected glory.
▪ The reflected glory is all Hebburn's.
▪ The Communists were in control of the unemployed demonstrations, they had the reflected glory of the Bolshevik revolution.
▪ Walking with you, I wondered if all that reflected glory might prove dangerous.
▪ I certainly don't want to bask in any reflected glory.
▪ I shall bask smugly in your reflected glory - but don't worry!
▪ She would have basked in the reflected glory of their marriages; she could have boasted of her sons-in-law for ever more.
▪ He earned the club a slice of Cup glory by saving three penalties in a dramatic shoot-out after extra time.
▪ He plunged himself back into work, and 1998 was his finest period since the glory days of the late 70s.
▪ A: His glory days of campaigning are probably behind him.
▪ But, despite their huge resources and the backing of Fiat, their glory days are in the past.
▪ In their glory days the Raiders were a lot of things.
▪ Its glory days came when Spitfire and Hurricane pilots scrambled to defeat Hitler's Luftwaffe despite overwhelming odds.
▪ The 1930s were the glory days.
▪ The glory days are a desert mirage.
▪ Ivy, foxglove, columbine, morning glory, holly, laurel ... suddenly they all have a sinister aspect.
▪ His eyes are a violet-blue, the color of ground morning glories, and they radiate intelligence.
▪ They are not like the Steel Curtain that once draped over Pittsburgh during the glory years of the 1970s.
▪ But the glory years have ended.
▪ Another of my promotions, if you will allow me to bask a little in his glory.
▪ His boss sat on the forty-first floor and was still basking in the reflected glory of his minion.
▪ Nigel went on for years basking in the glory of his first book.
▪ I certainly don't want to bask in any reflected glory.
▪ A less ambitious painter would have been content merely to bask in the glory that his canvases had earned him.
▪ She would have basked in the reflected glory of their marriages; she could have boasted of her sons-in-law for ever more.
▪ In a sense it was inevitable that Kelly should cover himself in glory.
▪ He wanted to cover himself with glory, and what better way than getting accepted by this new elite.
▪ The crowning glory is the immense terminal.
▪ And, on occasions like last Sunday's Baftas, bathe in reflected glory. % % % Overreaction?
▪ His boss sat on the forty-first floor and was still basking in the reflected glory of his minion.
▪ Milton tells us in Paradise Lost that Satan, even after his fall, still dimly reflects his former glory.
▪ He had seen the reflected glory of kings and princes, experienced the artistic genius of the Renaissance.
▪ Outside, the orchard has been restored to its former glory.
▪ But now it's hoped that Longfords may be restored to its former glory.
▪ Sadly neglected examples of classic pub architecture were restored to their former glory at no small expense.
What price fame/glory etc?
blaze of publicity/glory
▪ A blaze of glory, a fury of passion that left them weak and trembling in each other's arms.
▪ As soon as Hitler's trial was over, the blaze of publicity surrounding him vanished.
▪ He did not exactly do it in a blaze of glory.
▪ I am launching my new sport soon in a blaze of publicity.
▪ Intercar was launched in a blaze of publicity in 1985 as one of the country's first cut-price car supermarkets.
▪ They went out in a blaze of glory.
▪ Whenever their conflicting playing schedules allowed, these two attractive superstars of sport managed to meet in a blaze of publicity.
▪ The designs reflect the glories of French fashion.
▪ But nothing could take the gloss off Townsend's night of glory.
▪ He was bitter because he couldn't inherit the glory they unwittingly advertised.
▪ Here the universe of the stereotype is starkly revealed in all its mechanical and mercantile glory.
▪ His eyes are a violet-blue, the color of ground morning glories, and they radiate intelligence.
▪ In time, one hopes and trusts that Gilmore will wave his magic wand and refurbish the theater to its former glory.
▪ It never again recovered its former glory.
▪ The glory of the third round, of course, is the glory of the non-League clubs.
▪ The herbaceous Paeonias are part of the glory of flower borders in the early summer.
▪ But the Gentlemen had not reckoned with a Bastide newly heartened by glorying in Westbourne's ignominy.
▪ He was a regular visitor at Dotty Harmer's, glorying in the variety of animals to be found there.
▪ Oh, I glory in inconsistencies, as you know full well.
▪ What station-building remained was increasingly to reflect the functional, geometrical approach, stressing cubes and cylinders and glorying in reinforced concrete.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glory \Glo"ry\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloried; p. pr. & vb. n. Glorying.] [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]

  1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.

    Glory ye in his holy name.
    --Ps. cv.?

  2. To boast; to be proud.

    God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    --Gal. vi. 14

    No one . . . should glory in his prosperity.


Glory \Glo"ry\ (gl[=o]"r[y^]; 111), n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie, gloire, F. gloire, fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. kle`os, Skr. [,c]ravas glory, praise, [,c]ru to hear. See Loud.]

  1. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown.

    Glory to God in the highest.
    --Luke ii. 14.

    Spread his glory through all countries wide.

  2. That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor.

    Think it no glory to swell in tyranny.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

    Jewels lose their glory if neglected.

    Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown.

  3. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.

    In glory of thy fortunes.

  4. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven.

    Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
    --Ps. lxxiii. 24.

  5. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line.

    Note: This is the general term; when confined to the head it is properly called nimbus; when encircling the whole body, aureola or aureole.

    Glory hole, an opening in the wall of a glass furnace, exposing the brilliant white light of the interior.

    Glory pea (Bot.), the name of two leguminous plants ( Clianthus Dampieri and C. puniceus) of Australia and New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers.

    Glory tree (Bot.), a name given to several species of the verbenaceous genus Clerodendron, showy flowering shrubs of tropical regions.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, gloire "the splendor of God or Christ; praise offered to God, worship," from Old French glorie (11c., Modern French gloire), from Latin gloria "fame, renown, great praise or honor," of uncertain origin.\n

\nGreek doxa "expectation" (Homer), later "opinion, fame," and ultimately "glory," was used in Biblical writing to translate a Hebrew word which had a sense of "brightness, splendor, magnificence, majesty," and this subsequently was translated as Latin gloria, which has colored that word's meaning in most European tongues. Wuldor was an Old English word used in this sense. Sense of "magnificence" is c.1300 in English. Meaning "worldly honor, fame, renown" of "the kingdom of Heaven," and of "one who is a source of glory" are from mid-14c. Latin also had gloriola "a little fame." Glory days was in use by 1970.


mid-14c., "rejoice," from Old French gloriier and directly from Latin gloriari "to boast, vaunt, brag, pride oneself," from gloria (see glory). Related: Gloried; glorying.


n. Great beauty or splendour, that is so overwhelming it is considered powerful. vb. 1 To exult with joy; to rejoice. 2 To boast; to be proud.

  1. n. a state of high honor; "he valued glory above life itself" [syn: glorification]

  2. brilliant radiant beauty; "the glory of the sunrise" [syn: resplendence, resplendency]

  3. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint [syn: aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, gloriole]

  4. [also: gloried]

  1. v. rejoice proudly

  2. [also: gloried]

Glory (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Glory is a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer portrayed by Clare Kramer. Glory is a god from a hell dimension and was the main antagonist of the fifth season.


Glory may refer to:

  • Glory (honor)
Glory (religion)

Glory (from the Latin gloria, "fame, renown") is used to describe the manifestation of God's presence as perceived by humans according to the Christian religion.

Divine glory is an important motif throughout Christian theology, where God is regarded as the most glorious being in existence, and it is considered that human beings are created in the Image of God and can share or participate, imperfectly, in divine glory as image-bearers. (Thus Christians are instructed to "let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.")

Glory (KMFDM song)

"Glory" is a KMFDM single from the album Angst. It contains three remixes of the title track "Glory" (as well as the version from Angst), plus remixes of the tracks "Lust" (by Chemlab) and "Move On", both originally from Angst. There is also a rough mix of "Trust," which was released in its final version on the album Nihil.

Glory (comics)

Glory is a fictional comic book superheroine created by Rob Liefeld. She first appeared in Youngblood Strikefile (vol. 1) #1 (1993), and initially starred in books published by Liefeld's Extreme Studios, which was a partner studio of Image Comics, a publisher that Liefeld co-founded in 1992. Following Liefeld's departure from that publisher, the character went on to appear in books published by Liefeld's subsequent endeavor, Awesome Comics. An homage to Wonder Woman, Gloriana Demeter is a half- Amazonian, half- Demon warrior.

Glory (optical phenomenon)

A glory is an optical phenomenon that resembles an iconic saint's halo about the shadow of the observer's head, caused by light of the Sun or (more rarely) the Moon interacting with the tiny water droplets that make up mist or clouds. The glory consists of one or more concentric, successively dimmer rings, each of which is red on the outside and bluish towards the centre. Due to its appearance, the phenomenon is sometimes mistaken for a circular rainbow, but the latter has a much larger diameter and is caused by different physical processes.

The glory is believed to occur due to classical wave tunneling, when light nearby a droplet tunnels through air inside the droplet and, in the case of a glory, is emitted backwards due to resonance effects.

Glory (1989 film)

Glory is a 1989 American war epic film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, based on the personal letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the novel One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard (reissued in 1990 after the movie), and Lay This Laurel (1973), Lincoln Kirstein's compilation of photos of the monument to the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on Boston Common.

The film is about one of the first military units of the Union Army during the American Civil War to be made up entirely of African-American men (except for its officers), as told from the point of view of Colonel Shaw, its white commanding officer. The regiment is especially known for its heroic actions at Fort Wagner.

The film was nominated for five Academy Awards and won three, including Denzel Washington for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Private Trip. It won many other awards, including from the British Academy, the Golden Globe Awards, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, Political Film Society, the NAACP, among others.

The film was co-produced by TriStar Pictures and Freddie Fields Productions, and distributed by Tri-Star Pictures in the United States. It premiered in limited release in the U.S. on December 14, 1989, and in wide release on February 16, 1990, making $26,828,365 on an $18 million budget. The soundtrack, composed by James Horner in conjunction with the Boys Choir of Harlem, was released on January 23, 1990. The home video was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. On June 2, 2009, a widescreen Blu-ray version, featuring the director's commentary and deleted scenes, was released.

Glory (singer)

Glory (born Glorimar Montalvo Castro February 14, 1979 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico), also known as "La Gata Gangster", is a reggaeton singer.

Glory (novel)

Glory is a Russian novel written by Vladimir Nabokov between 1930 and 1932 and first published in Paris.

The novel has been seen by some critics as a kind of fictional dress-run-through of the author's famous memoir Speak, Memory. Its Swiss-Russian hero, Martin Edelweiss, shares a number of experiences and sensations with his creator: goal-tending at Cambridge University, Cambridge fireplaces, English morning weather, a passion for rail travel. It is, however, the story of an émigré family's escape from Russia, a young man's education in England, and his (perhaps) disastrous return to the nation of his birth—the "feat" of the novel's Russian title.

Glory (Manafest album)

Glory is the third studio album by the Christian rapper Manafest. It was released on September 26, 2006 under BEC Recordings.

The release contains the single "Impossible", featuring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch.

Glory (satellite)

The Glory satellite was a planned NASA satellite mission that would have collected data on the chemical, micro-physical and optical properties—and the spatial and temporal distributions—of sulfate and other aerosols, and would have collected solar irradiance data for the long-term climate record. The science focus areas served by Glory included: atmospheric composition; carbon cycle, ecosystems, and biogeochemistry; climate variability and change; and water and energy cycles. The US$424 million satellite was lost on March 4, 2011, when its Taurus XL carrier rocket malfunctioned. A subsequent investigation revealed that the fairing system failed to open fully, causing the satellite to reenter the atmosphere at which point it likely broke up and burned.

Glory (sculpture)

Glory is a sculpture created by American artist Garry R. Bibbs in 1999. The sculpture resides on the corner of West Michigan Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. Glory is made from fabricated steel and bronze. Angels and trumpets are the two distinct images visible within the sculpture. The sculpture is very large, with dimensions of 80 ft x 40 ft x 1 ft, and it sits at the entrance to the J. F. Miller Center. Gibbs signed his name to the sculpture and included a copyright sign.

Glory (musician)

James Giddeon, better known by his stage nameGlory (born December 1, 1983, Rochester, New York) is an American rapper.

Glory (1956 film)

Glory is a 1956 musical film directed by David Butler. It stars Margaret O'Brien and Walter Brennan.

Glory (kickboxing)

Glory (stylized as GLORY) and formerly Glory World Series is an international kickboxing promotion company founded in 2012 by Glory Sports International Pte Ltd. partners Pierre Andurand, Scott Rudmann and Total Sports Asia. The company has its headquarters in Singapore.

Glory (Michael W. Smith album)

Glory is an instrumental album by Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith. Released in November 2011, the album is Smith's second instrumental album since releasing Freedom in 2000. The album was recorded with a 65-piece orchestra at AIR Studios Lyndhurst Hall in London and Wildwood Recording Studio in Nashville. The music was arranged by Smith's longtime friend David Hamilton, and produced by Smith himself.

Glory (Jay-Z song)

"Glory" is a song by American rapper Jay-Z featuring his daughter Blue Ivy Carter (credited as B.I.C.) and background vocals from Pharrell Williams. Produced by The Neptunes, it premiered on Jay-Z's official website on January 9, 2012, two days after his wife Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to the couple's first child Blue. "Glory" impacted US urban contemporary radio stations on January 17, 2012. The melodic hip hop is an emotional homage to Jay-Z's baby girl and wife. Lyrically, "Glory" is about the experience and the happiness of becoming a father for the first time. It also details the heartbreak the couple suffered over a previous miscarriage. The song opens with Blue's first heartbeat, and includes a sample of Blue's cries towards the end.

Glory (EP)

Glory is the debut extended play (EP) by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, released as a free digital download on 30 July 2012, by Grand Hustle Records. The EP serves as her first project with T.I.'s label since the announcement of her signing back in March 2012. The EP features guest appearances from T.I., who also serves as the project's executive producer, along with fellow rappers B.o.B and Pusha T, as well as singer-songwriter Mike Posner. The EP's production was handled by Bei Maejor, Lil' C, Mike Posner and more.

The free-download EP premiered exclusively on online mixtape distribution platform DatPiff and has since then been downloaded over 100,000 times on the website earning a Gold certification status. It was also featured on their annual Top Mixtapes list of 2012.

Glory (Kutless album)

Glory is the eighth studio album from Christian rock band Kutless, and the album released on February 11, 2014 by BEC Recordings. It is the band's final album with long-time rhythm guitarist Nick DePartee, as well as their only album with drummer Kyle Peek, who took over Jeff Gilbert's position after departing from the band in 2012. The producers on the album were Ian Eskelin and Dave Lubben. This album received generally positive reception from critics.

Glory (honor)

Glory is high renown, praise and honor obtained by notable achievements, and based in extensive common consent. In Greek culture fame and glory were highly considered, as it is explained in The Symposium, one of Plato's dialogs.

Glory (Common and John Legend song)

"Glory" is a song performed by rapper Common and American recording artist John Legend. It was written by Legend, Common and Che "Rhymefest" Smith. The song was released on December 11, 2014 by Columbia Records as the theme song from the 2014 film Selma, which portrays the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. Common also co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel in Selma.

Commercially, the song peaked at No. 49 on the US Billboard Hot 100. A music video for the song was directed by Paramount Pictures and was released on January 12, 2015. The song won the award for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards (2015) and the 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015), as well as the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards (2016).

Glory (Britney Spears album)

Glory is the upcoming ninth studio album by American singer Britney Spears. It will be released on August 26, 2016, by RCA Records. The album became available for pre-order on Apple Music at midnight ET on August 3, 2016. Spears released the first single from the album, " Make Me...", on July 15, 2016. Alongside the pre-order, a new track was released, titled "Private Show", which was previously teased in the commercial for the fragrance of the same name.

  • Since the announcement of the album, Spears has further teased the new music through the release of promotional singles "Clumsy" and "Do You Wanna Come Over?".

Usage examples of "glory".

English dishes, he was acquainted with the French system of cooking, and did fricandeaus, cutlets, ragouts, and above all, the excellent French soup, which is one of the principal glories of France.

To protect his person, and to adorn his glory with the trophies of their own exploits, were the most sacred of their duties.

Senor Archbishop Turpin, it is a great discredit to those of us called the Twelve Peers to do nothing more and allow the courtier knights victory in this tourney, when we, the knights who seek adventures, have won glory on the three previous days.

To think how when I find this lucky star, And stand beneath it, like the Wise of old, I shall mount upward on a golden car, Girt round with glory unto worlds afar, While Earth amazed the wonder shall behold, That bears me unto happiness untold!

At the edge of the woods, the tall stems of goldenrod, low masses of blue ageratum, black-eyed Susans, and lavender asters, all tangled with binding vines of pink morning glory just closing its flowers.

The black three-cornered hat, broidered with gold, and adorned with three ostrich tips of red and a white and blue aigrette, was, however, the glory of his bravery.

He could send colonists to this land of Alata, to take and hold it for the glory of Our Lord.

Father and daughter would survive, albeit cut off forever from the land that nurtured us, whose glory ran in our veins like blood.

But the Evil One had been allowed to prevail, and everything had gone astray, and Sir Alured now had nothing of this world to console him but a hazy retrospect of past glories, and a delight in the beauty of his own river, his own park, and his own house.

OFF THE Mangrove Coast From the jungles of Borneo to the hidden canyons of the American West, from small-town fight clubs to a Parisian cafe at the end of World War II, these are tales of betrayal and revenge, courage and cowardice, glory and greed, as only Louis L Amour can tell them.

And as a queen disguised might pass anear The bitter crowd that barters in a mart, Veiling her pride while tears of pity start, I hide my glory thru a jealous fear.

Fictional apocryphal accounts from the second century contain all kinds of flowery narratives, in which Jesus comes out of the tomb in glory and power, with everybody seeing him, including the priests, Jewish authorities, and Roman guards.

Upon the hypothesis that annihilation is the fate of man, they are not satisfied merely to take away from the present all the additional light, incentive, and comfort imparted by the faith in a future existence, but they arbitrarily remove all the alleviations and glories intrinsically belonging to the scene, and paint it in the most horrible hues, and set it in a frame of midnight.

A most imperial and archangelical apparition of that unfallen, western world, which to the eyes of the old trappers and hunters revived the glories of those primeval times when Adam walked majestic as a god, bluff-bowed and fearless as this mighty steed.

The ignorant Bohemians are astonished when I tell them that I regard the letter as redounding to my glory, and that if their ears were not quite so long their blame would be turned into praise.