Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of flattery.

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Examples

  • 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)

  • 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?

    Wildfire

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

    Wildfire

  • 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?

    Wildfire

  • 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?

    Wildfire

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

    Wildfire

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

    Let’s Die Together

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