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glorynoun

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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glorynoun

 us   /ˈɡlɔr·i, ˈɡloʊr·i/
  • glory noun (ADMIRATION)

[U] great admiration, honor, and praise that you earn by achieving something, or something which deserves admiration or honor: He basked in the glory of his victory. Winning the championship was the crowning glory of her career (= it was her highest achievement).
  • glory noun (BEAUTY)

[C/U] great beauty, or something that is very beautiful or excellent: [U] They are restoring the building to its former glory. [C usually pl] the glories of ancient Egypt
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