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One of the biggest compliments I can have as a drummer is that someone is dancing to you.
CHARLIE WATTS, ROLLING STONES DRUMMER AND BAND’S RHYTHMIC MAINSTAY, DIES AT 80MATT SCHUDELAUGUST 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He said the hugs and compliments he gave her were friendly and told investigators he’d had similar conversations with students about their sex lives before.
STUDENT WHO REPORTED CSUSM PROFESSOR SAYS NO ONE TOLD HER HE KEPT HIS JOBKAYLA JIMENEZAUGUST 10, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Today, the word is frequently used with more nuance and intrigue, and some even use it as a compliment.
STOP CALLING FOOD ‘EXOTIC’DANIELA GALARZAJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He hugged them for too long, pressured them into private meetings in his office and made unwanted compliments about their appearance, records show.
CSU SAN MARCOS TRIED TO FIRE A PROFESSOR FOR MISCONDUCT – THEN HIS UNION INTERVENEDKAYLA JIMENEZMAY 25, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In January, Elton John paid him one of the highest compliments imaginable, saying, “you’re going to be one of the biggest artists in the whole wide world.”
WHO IS THE KID LAROI? WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE 17-YEAR-OLD'S METEORIC RISEANDREW R. CHOWMAY 6, 2021TIME
Anecdotally, I got the most compliments when I was wearing the Campshire.
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There was a time, not so long ago, when to describe a television show as Dickensian was to pay it the highest possible compliment.
JOSS WHEDON'S CONFUSING, OVERCROWDED THE NEVERS INDULGES IN THE LAZIEST HABITS OF TV'S DICKENS OBSESSIONJUDY BERMANAPRIL 9, 2021TIME
We have a friendly, warm relationship developed over a decade, and she has given me many compliments about my knowledge of grammar.
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Being identified as a killer in the context of finance, dealmaking or politics constituted a compliment from the former president.
ON THE NOVELTY OF CALLING A KILLER A KILLERPHILIP BUMPMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So when I give someone a compliment, it’s the best compliment in the world.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT GRETCHEN WHITMER, ‘THAT WOMAN FROM MICHIGAN’NICK FOURIEZOSFEBRUARY 10, 2021OZY
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPLIMENT

  • acclaim
  • accredit
  • advocate
  • applaud
  • approve
  • boost
  • build
  • build up
  • compliment
  • countenance
  • endorse
  • eulogize
  • extol
  • give a posy
  • gold star
  • hail
  • hand it to
  • hats off to
  • hear it for
  • kudize
  • laud
  • pat on the back
  • puff up
  • sanction
  • speak highly of
  • stroke
  • support
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