Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of flatter.

Etymologies

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flatter +‎ -est

Examples

  • “Thou flatterest me, De Vaux,” said Richard, and not insensible to the power of praise, he reclined his head on the pillow with

    The Talisman

  • I will not recriminate upon thee, Belford, as I might, when thou flatterest thyself that thou never ruinedst the morals of any young creature, who otherwise would not have been corrupted — the palliating consolation of an Hottentot heart, determined rather to gluttonize on the garbage of other foul feeders than to reform. —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • ` ` Thou flatterest me, De Vaux, '' said Richard; and, not insensible to the power of praise, he reclined his head on the pillow, with a more deliberate attempt to repose than he had yet exhibited.

    The Talisman

  • O thou untameable conscience! thou that never flatterest -- thou that watchest over the human heart never to slumber or to sleep -- it is thou that takest from us the present, barrest to us the future, and knittest the eternal chain that binds us to the rock and the vulture of the past!

    Falkland, Complete

  • Thou that now flatterest thyself in vain and groundless hopes, that none of these evils shall come upon thee, when thou comest to stand before the great Judge of the world, and to behold the killing frowns of his countenance, and to hear those bitter words of eternal displeasure from the mouth of God himself, "Depart, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels;" thou wilt then believe that God is heartily angry and offended with thee for thy sins.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 07.

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