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glory

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If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I'm sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.
Henry David Thoreau
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Etymology

< Middle English glory < Old French glorie < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gloria (glory, fame, reknown, praise)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
glory

Plural
glor

glory (glor)
  1. Great beauty or splendour, of such overwhelmingness that it is considered powerful.
  2. Honour and valour.
  3. Worship or praise, as in glory to God.
  4. Optical phenomenon caused by water droplets.

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Verb

Infinitive
to glory

Third person singular
glor

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to glory (third-person singular simple present glor, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
    He says he glories in what happened, and that good may be done indirectly; but I wish he would not so wear himself out now he is getting old, and would leave such pigs to their wallowing.
  2. To boast; to be proud.

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