- n. Plural form of flatterer.
“And what is even more remarkable, some of the weak men of the Church who in those days were very often dubbed flatterers of the Bishops did not take up their cudgels for their defense.”
“For instead of being called friends and guest-friends, as they were called at the time when they were taking their bribes, they now hear themselves called flatterers, and god-forsaken, and all the other names that they deserve.”
“Some poets are sufficiently described as the flatterers of greatness and power, and others as the champions of independence.”
“These bad friends were his flatterers, that is, his enemies, men and women without principles, or rather with bad principles.”
“First, when it follows the flatterers, which is a common and especially harmful plague of this power, against which no one can sufficiently guard and protect himself.”
“The "flatterers" and "avaricious persons" referred to were those who induced the new Pontiff to continue Innocent's policy of a war of extermination against the progeny of Frederick II. now reduced to the infant Conradin in Germany and the formidable Manfred in Apulia.”
“There are some sort of animals, such as flatterers, who are dangerous and mischievous enough, and yet nature has mingled a temporary pleasure and grace in their composition.”
“We literally had no idea why anyone would want to be one of his 'flatterers': he was uncharismatic, a poor speech maker (I know the words are still good, but they were delivered so flatly) and while they threw in a few attempts at showing Richard's fun side (he and his friends go to a club at one point)and his tendency to be childish (he throws the sceptre down when he gets bored of the Mowbray/Bolingbrook dispute), they were complete one-offs.”
“Big money — sharp, glorious fights — periods of rest and loafing in between — a following of eager flatterers, the slaps on the back, the shakes of the hand, the toffs glad to buy him a drink for the privilege of five minutes 'talk — and the glory of it, the yelling houses, the whirlwind finish, the referee's "King wins!" and his name in the sporting columns next day.”
“Timon afterwards offers some-more lavish presents to fawners as good as flatterers; he seems mechanical, a partial of observed, simply a repeated benefaction giver.”
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