Shakespeare was a sycophant, a flunkey if you will, but nothing worse.
People will say he was a vulgar parvenu, a sycophant, a snob—heaven knows what.
The sycophant recognised the arms on the panel and collapsed.
"Then a sycophant he is and will remain," said the Alexandrian with a laugh.
Though, like most of his order, zealous for monarchy, he was no sycophant.
He bowed and smiled—the smile of a courtier and sycophant—a smile I hated.
Hold your tongue; you are but a sycophant, and deserve punishment.
If Absalom is a type of the demagogue, Shimei surely is a type of the sycophant.
"Don't go any nearer to them," said the Judge, in the tones of a sycophant.
Now, to my thinking, the most loathsome of all characters is a sycophant.