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Not to say they can't be light or frothy--but necessary to somebody, rather than built to aggrandize the makers or the stars.
Speaking quietly in Indonesian, he was careful not to aggrandize his prison experience.
She points out that, rather than interrupting and distorting Walker's narrative, Nettie's letters "align the domestic imperialism of Albert's and Alfonso's households with the problem of a religious evangelization that helps aggrandize Western power on the African continent." It is important that both Nettie and Celie are ultimately able to conceive of God in a way that is not patriarchal and imperialist - Nettie, by rejecting any visual image of God and by using the creation narratives of the Olinka, and Celie, with Shug's assistance, by thinking of God in universal, maternal, and erotic metaphors.
* It is essential to implement management information systems which report on consumer outcomes rather than those outcomes which only aggrandize organizational accomplishments.
The analysis revolves around charges of a "slave power conspiracy" leveled by abolitionists and Republicans, charging that a cabal of 19th century slaveholders sought to use the national government to expand slavery and thereby aggrandize their political and economic power.