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Definitions of glory

  1. a state of high honor; " he valued glory above life itself"
  2. rejoice proudly
  3. brilliant radiant beauty; " the glory of the sunrise"
  4. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown.
  5. That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor.
  6. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.
  7. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven.
  8. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line.
  9. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
  10. To boast; to be proud.
  11. Splendor; magnificence; brightness; praise ascribed in adoration; distinction; renown; honor; the divine perfection or presence.
  12. To rejoice or exult; with in.
  13. Gloried.
  14. Glorying.
  15. Renown: honor: the occasion of praise: an object of pride: excellency: splendor: brightness: circle of rays surrounding the head of a saint: ( B.) the presence of God: the manifestation of God to the blessed in heaven: heaven.
  16. To boast: to be proud of anything: to exult:- pa. p. gloried.
  17. To make glorious: to magnify and honor in worship: to glorify. " The troop that gloried Venus on her wedding day."- Greene.
  18. To exult; boast.
  19. To exult; commonly followed by in.
  20. Distinguished honor; praise; adoration.
  21. Grandeur; radiance.
  22. Brightness; splendour; magnificence; praise ascribed in adoration; honour; renown; the felicity of heaven; heaven; the Divine presence or its manifestation; the Divine perfections or excellence; pride; matter of pride or boasting; a circle of rays surrounding the persons of saints, & c.
  23. To exult with joy; to boast.
  24. Splendour; brightness; magnificence; praise ascribed in adoration and honour, as to God; the circle of rays surrounding the head of a saint; honour; praise; fame.
  25. To exult with joy; to boast; to be proud of.

Usage examples for glory

  1. What were art and letters to those who waited, from moment to moment, for the glory of the Second Coming? – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  2. It is on this outdoor stage in its June- tide glory that we banquet; that we sing; that we play our parts. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  3. Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer and so win his glory? – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent
  4. Therefore to Thee, Who through so many dreadful days hast led us to this hour of joy, be glory and thanks, O Lord of the living and the dead. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  5. Good- bye till we meet in glory. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  6. Those faces, men and women, touched for the first time with the Spirit's glory- what a wonderful thing life was after all! – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  7. What are they to my soul, and my heart's blood, to my life and light, and the glory that I had from Richard? – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  8. Then you'll excuse me, but what in the name of glory are you doing here? – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. Well, well, he said, so you are to sail to glory at a rope's end, eh? – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  10. Oh, Glory, don't keep us here, please! – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown
  11. Glory fired his mind. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  12. Was this the glory of art? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  13. I'm not in this show for honour and glory, though. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  14. Yale won the race to- day, and I reckon she's got glory enough to last her a while. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  15. Cecile, will you sing that pretty song about glory? – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  16. I shall never forget the glory of that morning. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. Fifty years of glory, Fifty years of love! – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
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