megalomania

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megalomania

a mental illness characterized by delusions of grandeur, power, wealth, etc.
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megalomania

[‚meg·ə·lō′mā·nē·ə]
(psychology)
The delusion of greatness and omnipotence characterizing certain psychotic reactions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If there is good reason to believe that a child is cruel or neglectful of a parent then charge them, so that we may see if this is a case of the State safeguarding the vulnerable or yet another example of officialdom drunk with power..
If there is good reason to believe that a child is cruel or neglectful of a parent then charge them, so that we may see for ourselves whether this really is a case of the State safeguarding the vulnerable or yet another example of officialdom drunk with power..
"Israel is drunk with power and violence," he said.
Even the ones who are temporarily drunk with power.
The greatest threat we face to our freedom today is not from terrorists, but from a government drunk with power - a government with the right to torture, the right to seize our property, the right to detain without cause, the right to attack other countries at will without consent of the governed, the right to eavesdrop on our private conversations, the right to expose our private information.
Drunk with power would have been the closest Nedal came to intoxication as he kept up a barrage of insults against the reigning champion.
It is in the interests of everyone to resist blanket bans - if not, it encourages governments, already drunk with power, to see what else they can outlaw.
Drunk with power, they relish the hunt against those skaters who dare try to circumvent the almighty pad rules.
Rebel Labour MP Paul Marsden accused Tony Blair of being 'drunk with power' in his handling of the war on terrorism.
He called on Mahathir to resign, saying his former mentor was now ''drunk with power'' and has ''lost all sense of rationality and sanity.'' ''It's a tragedy that he is unable to see that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
(The day the Republicans said they might allow the government to default on its debts, my father, no liberal, looked up from his paper and said of Gingrich, "That man is drunk with power.") But the deeper disappointment is that it was so easy for the lobbies and the Democrats to spook the public by screaming bloody murder.
Of course, the net result of all this is that it has made me drunk with power, so here are my suggestions to improve Morton's Market.