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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of toady.


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  • "toadied" to the rich boys, and oppressed the poorer ones.

    Breaking Away or The Fortunes of a Student

  • I can't believe John Smith would have spent his energies abolishing Clause 4 from the Labour Party constitution, that he'd have toadied so much to big business and the super rich or that he'd have lead us into that dreadful war in Iraq.

    The Day John Smith Died

  • While, to the best of knowledge, nothing discreditable to Metropolitan Kirill has ever come to light, it is a virtual certainty that he toadied to the communists to some extent.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Throughout the 1952 presidential race, Nixon—whom Paul called “the master of innuendo and slythytovery”—had toadied up to McCarthy and helped campaign against the Democratic candidate, Adlai Stevenson, smearing the Ivy League liberal as “a PhD graduate of the Cowardly College of Communist Containment.”

    A Covert Affair

  • I should have spat in his eye and told him I didn't run errands for civil servants, but it's not every day you're toadied by a lofty pro-consul, patronising jackanapes though he may be.


  • This was a new slant to me; you see, he'd toadied me on account of my fame and success, and ever since the Belknap business he'd been in such a high-flown state that his character couldn't be judged; now, in his own mess, I saw the fellow's bounce and arrogance in full flight, and knew that whatever else it might be, the 7th wasn't a happy ship.


  • The luxury of being toadied through all the best shops, and referring the bills to Her Majesty, was one I wasn't accustomed to, and you may believe I made the most of it.

    The Sky Writer

  • He'd get more "power" and access if he toadied up.

    "Why Do Liberals Hate Ann Althouse?"

  • And they stood, under similar orders, at all sorts of elections; and they turned out of their own seats, on the shortest notice and the most unreasonable terms, to let in other men; and they fetched and carried, and toadied and jobbed, and corrupted, and ate heaps of dirt, and were indefatigable in the public service.

    Little Dorrit

  • Figure the worst military leaders perhaps, in world history -- meaning the spineless yes-men failure generals, like TOmmy Franks, who have toadied to Bush, failing to understand the nature of the enemy they fought, the nature of the warfare, while providing lies to cover Rumsfeld, Bush and Cheney, will use the "surge" to ask for another $100 billion or so.

    The Dem Price for Bush's Surge or Iran Adventure


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