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glory

noun uk   /ˈɡlɔː.ri/ us    /ˈɡlɔːr.i/

glory noun (ADMIRATION/PRAISE)

[U] praise and thanks, especially as given to God: Glory be to God! He dedicated his poetry to the glory of God.C1 [U] great admiration, honour, and praise that you earn by doing something successfully: He revelled in the glory of scoring three goals in the final eight minutes. This was her final professional match, and she wanted to end her career in a blaze of glory. [C] an important achievement that earns someone great admiration, honour, and praise: The reunion is an opportunity for the soldiers to remember their past glories.
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glory noun (BEAUTY)

C1 [C or U] great beauty, or something special or extremely beautiful, that gives great pleasure: They want to restore the castle to its former glory. The garden in all its glory is now open to the public.
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