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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLATTERY

"Flattery to ourselves does not change the nature of what is wrong," answered Philothea.

The request, thus aided by flattery, was almost unanimously granted.

The singularity that struck me most about her ladyship was her indifference to flattery.

Therefore I give up all manner of claim to every thing but—flattery!

He clavers them over with flattery as the snake clavers the rabbit.

"I am sure I can return the flattery," said Evelyn, laughing bashfully.

I should have a third, but she is surrounded by the blandishments of flattery and courtship.

I should say no more than the truth; but Imogen would think it flattery.

Thou must learn, loveliest of thy sex, to dread the poison of flattery.

But mind, my most righteous and well-beloved, I will have no flattery.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French flaterie, from flater (see flatter).

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