to curry favor love


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.

    Mein Kampf

  • 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.

    The Big Nowhere

  • 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

    Chapter 2

  • 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. "

    Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry


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