megalomania

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megalomania

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

megalomania

[‚meg·ə·lō′mā·nē·ə]
(psychology)
The delusion of greatness and omnipotence characterizing certain psychotic reactions.
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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.
I'VElearnt that you can get a bit carried away when you'vegot a column, a bit drunk with power.
Viewers (probably still drunk with power over having given Kelly the keys to success and Justin Guarini the keys to, um, a car needing valet parking) will get to vote by phone for which of the two songs she should record next.
Drunk with power, they relish the hunt against those skaters who dare try to circumvent the almighty pad rules.
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.
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.
But this is the true state of the nation - a country ruled by a murderer drunk with power, and 100 million helpless, pitiful subjects unable to escape a nightmare,' De Lima said.
com, the 43-year-old alleged that Manoukian became drunk with power, Contactmusic reported.