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  • v. Present participle of toady.

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Examples

  • There are journalists and commentators and then there are what we call toadying parrots, of which this commentator is clearly such -

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I toadied as seemed best - not openly, of course, but effectively just the same; there is a way of toadying which is better than fawning, and it consists of acting bluff and hearty and knowing to an inch how far to go.

    Flashman

  • Finally, I think they would be averse to because I think ALL of them would perceive such a thing as "toadying" to Ron Paul, and they would anticipate be questioned by interviewers as to why they are "taking their marching orders from Ron Paul"?

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  • I have often wished that it could be understood by these people who are so uncertain in regard to their position, and so suspicious that everybody has the disposition to slight them, and so much afraid of being patronized, and so averse to the thought of "toadying" that they stand stiffly aloof from the society which they envy, and so much offended with people for feeling above them, that their sentiments and feelings are sufficient reasons for society to hold them in contempt.

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays

  • The Pirate Bay trial judge accused of bias p2pnet news view Freedom | P2P: - Sweden, already disgraced not only in the eyes of its citizens, but of the world, by nakedly toadying to the corporate entertainment industry, now has another reason for shame.

    The Pirate Bay trial judge accused of bias

  • In another post, “Sweden, already disgraced not only in the eyes of its citizens, but of the world, by nakedly toadying to the corporate entertainment industry, now has another reason for shame,” we said, continuing:

    Pirate Bay verdict online: depth and detail

  • He would defend the indefensible, introduced legislation that was at odds with the principles of the labour movement from which he came, and seemed like your typical toadying minister.

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  • “You can go now,” Fancy announced, sick of their toadying.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • But only about half the Tory MPs who questioned him, the toadying half, agreed.

    Bob Diamond loses his shine as MPs quiz him over banking and bonuses

  • Bloomfield's most regular family correspondent, although the regularity diminished after May 1806 when Bloomfield chided him for toadying to Lofft.

    Index of People

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