To be great

to be intimate or familiar (with him).
- Bacon.

See also: Great

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"I was born to be great, I am great and I will be greater-the greatest." A typically modest Cassius Clay after winning the boxing heavyweight championship of the world on February 25, 1964
It is a poem of striking, deliberately extravagant individualism in behalf of the United States and of the poet as one of its citizens: "It is I who am great or to be great, it is You up there, or any one." He says, too, "I am willing to wait to be understood by the growth of the taste of myself."
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