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flatter

1. a blacksmith's tool, resembling a flat-faced hammer, that is placed on forged work and struck to smooth the surface of the forging
2. a die with a narrow rectangular orifice for drawing flat sections
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It was creditable to have a sister married, and she might flatter herself with having been greatly instrumental to the connexion, by keeping Anne with her in the autumn; and as her own sister must be better than her husband's sisters, it was very agreeable that Captain Wentworth should be a richer man than either Captain Benwick or Charles Hayter.
They had their great cousins, to be sure, to resort to for comfort; but they must long feel that to flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
"You must give me leave to flatter myself, my dear cousin, that your refusal of my addresses is merely words of course.
In short, he so blended the warlike with the artful, the obvious with the obscure, as to flatter the propensities of both parties, and to leave to each subject of hope, while neither could say it clearly comprehended his intentions.
Flatter them enough upon their absence of vanity, and you can do what you like with them.
The "man of great merit," who was still a novice in court circles, wishing to flatter Anna Pavlovna by defending her former position on this question, observed:
She is not a woman to be flattered because I made myself despicable-- to believe that I must be true to her because I was a dastard to you."
Hause always flatters to deceive, says Bent FORMER Villa striker Darren Bent says new signing Kortney Hause has always flattered to deceive but believes the Premier League could still suit him.
A cut to suit all shapes, and a color that flatters all.
y g Choose a light that flatters you Harsh midday sun overhead casts heavy shadows and makes you squint.