"It is worth lots of toadying," declared De Vere, emphatically.
What looked like toadying was only profound deference for himself.
Now it seems to me that the toadying is all on the other side.
His will gives us some insight into the toadying character of the man.
He was a tuft-hunter and a toady, but he did not know that he was doing amiss in seeking to rise by tuft-hunting ...