Greece in her glory.
The sun set in a blaze of glory.
Your wit is your crowning glory.
Ancient Rome in its greatest glory.
A sports team that gloried in its hard-won victory.
An example of glory is when you save a child's life and are suddenly famous and praised by all.
An example of glory is what the saints and angels enjoy in heaven.
An example of glory is when you restore on old, falling down mansion and put it back to the magnificent state it was in, restoring its former glory.
- at one's best, happiest, most gratified, etc.
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Origin of glory
- Middle English glorie from Old French from Latin glōria
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English glory, glorie, from Old French glorie (“glory”), from Latin glōria (“glory, fame, renown, praise, ambition, boasting”), from Proto-Indo-European *glōs-, *gals-, *galos- (“voice, cry”). Cognate with Ancient Greek κλέος (kléos, “rumor, report”), Old English ceallian (“to cry out, shout, call”). More at call.