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  • n. Plural form of flattery.


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  • In afflictions, relatives and opponents combine with the ease-loving heart itself in flatteries, which it needs strong faith to overcome. yourselves know -- We always candidly told you so (1Th 3: 4; Ac 14: 22).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • "Let not their precious oil" -- that is, their flatteries and soothings in sin "break my head; 'but let the reproofs of the righteous preserve me.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!

    Al Checchi: God Give Us Men

  • The fool was lured by our ridiculous flatteries of his importance and writing gift, and he consented to provide an earnest introduction with no punches pulled.

    Excerpt from Calembouria (in collaboration with Anthony Metivier)

  • He spoke intelligently but across a wide gulf, without the reassuring flatteries, tensions, and warmth of normal conversation.

    Let’s Die Together

  • Did he think he could appease her with flatteries, by calling her graceful and beautiful, which she was not, and by putting eloquent lies in her mouth?


  • Every noble household was supplied with a number of such inferiors, related or otherwise, who offered flatteries in exchange for patronage.


  • The proof he had just received that her intrinsic worth was in its first state of excellence, had come home to his heart, and the fear of seeing her altered and spoilt, by the flatteries and dangers which environed her, with his wavering belief in her engagement with Major Cerwood, made him more wretched than ever.


  • Yet the altered female who calls for it, has the least chance to obtain it; for even where nature has endowed her with fortitude, the world and its flatteries have almost uniformly enervated it, before the season of its exertion. '


  • Seemingly incapable of responding to Winfrey's questions and flatteries in clear, complete sentences (despite more than two decades of press interviews), Cruise repeatedly giggled and guffawed and stood up and dropped to one knee throughout the show.

    "Tom Cruise Show" - Summer's Best TV


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