noun: The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement.
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"Eternity starts here; worldly aggrandizement is dust" Photography by Diana Ricci.
However, if their rulers take the path of self-aggrandizement, which is virtually inevitable in the absence of accountability, then these people will begin to experience indignity and eventually they will revolt, often to settle for a new ruler who is perceived as more benign and dignity-respecting, but not necessarily democratic.
I love when that happens to me, and hope when I do it people don't consider it patronizing or self-aggrandizement, which is (almost) never the spirit in which it is intended.
Procedural aggrandizement, which is perhaps best illustrated by Emmanuel Goldstein's aphorism "The object of power is power."
Art-Union, to be convinced that the great majority do so for the sake of self-aggrandizement, that is, to have a chance of getting the works of our best artists for a mere tithe of their value, or in the language of the advertisements, "of obtaining a valuable return, for a small investment;" as they would buy any other lottery tickets: to make the most out of their money.