Flattery


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Flattery

Adams, Jack
toady to his employer. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Amaziah
fawningly complains of Amos to King Jeroboam. [O.T.: Amos 7:10]
bolton
one who flatters by pretending humility. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 343]
Chanticleer
cajoled by fox into singing; thus captured. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Nun’s Priest’s Tale”]
Clumsy, Sir Tunbelly
toadies towards aristocracy. [Br. Lit.: The Relapse, Walsh Modern, 102]
Collins, Mr.
priggish, servile clergyman; toady to the great. [Br. Lit.: Pride and Prejudice]
Damocles
for his sycophancy to Dionysus, seated under sword at banquet. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 278]
Mutual Admiration Society
circle of mutual patters on the backs. [Br. Hist.: Wheeler, 254]
oreo
cookie; pejoratively refers to obsequious Black with white aspirations. [Am. Culture: Flexner, 49]
Ruach
island of people sustained by insincere praise. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
Tom, Uncle Stowe
character came to signify subservient Black. [Am. Lit.: Uncle Tom’s Cabin]
Wren, Jenny
wooed by Robin Redbreast with enticing presents. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 23]
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People weren't throwing themselves at me, but I'm a Leo so Leos love flattery. They love it.
Flattery said he many take the postal service for granted and don't realize what a tremendous piece it is of the nation's fabric.
Everybody's at it: the God of the Old Testament craved flattery (but never got it), the troubadours of the Middle Ages (who invented romantic flattery) and Monica Lewinsky (look where it got her).
Mr Flattery said: "Our links with the community and local charities are very important to us so our European Volunteer day is a fantastic stepping stone to enable us to get out there again and add even more value to them.
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WAS my amusing colleague Penny Fray implying something deeper when she handed me a tome entitled You're Too Kind, A Brief Hstory of Flattery, with the loaded words, "This looks just right for you"?
(Fitzgerald) Flattery, 88, of Worcester, died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in The Golden Living Center-Hermitage.
Still, they say imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Consequently Ficino's remark that" 'I owe much to our Plato, but I confess I owe no less to Cosimo'"(225) is not mere flattery or a way to equate the banker and the philosopher king, but revelatory of a new linkage of the long-praised wise man with the powerful man.
Brendan Flattery, president of Sage Europe, said: "Late payments is the scourge of British business today.
THEY say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but I reckonthere's another reason La Halliwell has traded in her red locks.