self-aggrandizement via letting others depend on you can be a poor substitute for a sense of your own accomplishments.
She took a drubbing, fielding accusations of self-aggrandizement from the financial press and fans alike.
This was the fruit of his miserable attempt at self-aggrandizement; this was the residuum of his glories.
They erected defensive barricades of self-aggrandizement and of my devaluation.
In these days of self-exploitation and self-aggrandizement, how refreshing it is to meet a man of true simplicity.
But jealous seekers after self-aggrandizement plotted against his rule and even attempted his life.
He would do so, however, without any thought of self-aggrandizement.
The motives of self-aggrandizement by force of arms appear to be innate in human nature.
This shows that self-aggrandizement inspired the actions of his followers then as it does today.
Terror fell on some, the hope of self-aggrandizement actuated others.