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  • n. Plural form of flattering.

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Examples

  • When Polly was happy persons about her found it almost impossible not to share in her mood, she had such a delicious sense of humor and was so full of clever jokes and delicate, unconscious flatterings.

    The Camp Fire Girls at Sunrise Hill

  • Ruth walked sullenly along, hot tears in her eyes and a choke in her throat, as she listened to Sam's flatterings of her cousin, and to Susan's laughing, delighted replies.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

  • Finally, prosperity with her flatterings withdraweth men from true goodness, adversity recalleth and reclaimeth them many times by force [120] to true happiness.

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

  • For it is not sufficient to behold that which we have before our eyes; wisdom pondereth the event of things, and this mutability on both sides maketh the threats of fortune not to be feared, nor her flatterings to be desired.

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

  • I had hardly been able to treat civilly, so nauseating were her fawnings and flatterings!

    The Deluge

  • He must take the thing as it would come, and neither the flatterings of friends nor the threatenings of enemies could alter it; but he knew his own weakness, and confessed to himself that another week of life by himself at Fowler's Hotel, refreshed by occasional interviews with Mr Ratler, would make him altogether unfit for the coming contest at Tankerville.

    Phineas Redux

  • He must take the thing as it would come, and neither the flatterings of friends nor the threatenings of enemies could alter it; but he knew his own weakness, and confessed to himself that another week of life by himself at Fowler's Hotel, refreshed by occasional interviews with

    Phineas Redux

  • Not only does the second issue hold up but it deepens all of the initial flatterings that were heaped upon the first.

    Mania News Feed

  • The words of a talebearer are as flatterings, and they go down into the bowels of the belly.

    myblessedhome

  • He must take the thing as it would come, and neither the flatterings of friends nor the threatenings of enemies could alter it; but he knew his own weakness, and confessed to himself that another week of life by himself at Fowler’s

    Phineas Redux

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