from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to seek to gain favor by flattery or attentions. See Favor, n.
- n. to seek to gain favor by flattery, caresses, kindness, or officious civilities.
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Instead, theyhoped to curry favor with this plague by flattery, by recognition of the'value 'of the press, its' importance, 'its' educational mission, 'and moresuch nonsense-as for the Jews, they took all this with a crafty smile andacknowledged it with sly thanks.
He believed the Sleepy Lagoon story to be fabricated on two levels: Coleman needing to justify his search for his father and his own latent homosexuality; Coleman wanting to curry favor with SLDC Latins by saying the killer was white — not the unfound Mexican gang members the leftist community asserted the slayers to be.
This Cecil Winwood, in order to curry favor with the Captain of the Yard, and thence the warden, the Prison Directors, the Board of Pardons, and the
I don't think for a moment that Goralsky would ask my opinion, but if he did I couldn't give him a false impresson just to curry favor with Schwarz. "