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The adulatory words which he puts into Moreau's mouth, may therefore never have been uttered by that unfortunate officer.
He seems to have visited England in 1554 and to have been introduced to Cardinal Pole, to whom an adulatory motet appears in 1556.
As was customary, he was presented with adulatory addresses, and on October 10 departed in state.
It is, in form, necessarily a panegyric, as high-flown and adulatory as such performances in those days were bound to be.
BACONRICHARD WILLIAM CHURCH
Every art of praise was tried, and every source of adulatory fiction was exhausted.
But even as he spoke we heard the adulatory shouts of the royal crier somewhere in our vicinity.
THE GREAT WHITE QUEENWILLIAM LE QUEUX
When printed, the comedy was dedicated in adulatory terms to Nell Gwynne.
Montagu, whilst musically jingling in trowser-pocket handful of newly-minted sovereigns, equally adulatory.
These verses have been disparaged as too adulatory in their tone.
THE OXFORD REFORMERSFREDERIC SEEBOHM
The Gentry and Nobility here pay me almost an adulatory attention.

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