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English definition of “glory”


noun [U]     /ˈɡlɔːri/
PRAISE praise and respect you get from people for achieving something important Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
GREAT BEAUTY great beauty : The castle has been restored to its former glory.Beauty and attractiveness
(Definition of glory noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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