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Myles, now something of a wise yet still utterly hip elder of the poetry world, has always been the subject of her own poems, although never in a self- aggrandizing way; instead, she continually espouses a welcoming atmosphere, a narrative tone that enacts something of a friendship with her readers, even when it turns vitriolic and confrontational.
New-style CEOs don't court the press with the aim of aggrandizing themselves and becoming celebrities.
As for reforming public corporations, some panel members called for their privatization, saying aggrandizing public corporations causes problems.
Barnhill explores the fallout of aggrandizing motherhood into a divine calling.
Far from aggrandizing his role in the armed forces, Douglas writes of how chagrined he was when his Whitman unit's commander asked the group to parade through Walla Walla to celebrate war's end.