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    Question who was only interested in personal glory...

    Hello,


    At the time of his death,
    he ruled the largest Western Empire of ancient times. Some
    remember him as a charismatic leader whose purpose was to
    foster East-West relations. Others say he was a brutal killer who was only interested in personal glory.
    Most historians, though,do agree on one point: he was a brilliant military strategist and leader.

    According to the LongmanDictionary which definition states the matched meaning?
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/glory_1

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    Re: who was only interested in personal glory...

    Is there a reason you felt the first definition didn't fit?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: who was only interested in personal glory...

    Thanks. I thought the second definition was correct because of his great achievements.
    "He and his army defeated the then-powerful Persian Empire and continued to acquire vast amounts of territory.At the time of his death,
    he ruled the largest Western Empire of ancient times."

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    Re: who was only interested in personal glory...

    Either one.
    Doing great things so people will praise you, or the praise that results from doing great things.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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