I do not flatter myself, but if it be possible they flatter me.
And, moreover, the instincts of Jordanes, as a subject of the Eastern Empire, predisposed him to flatter the sacred majesty of Justinian, by whose victorious arms the overthrow of the barbarian kingdom in Italy had been effected.
Between Iddah and Onitsha, 80 m., the banks are lower and the country flatter, and to the south of Onitsha the whole land is laid under water during the annual Delta.
Below Bakel the river passes through flatter country and presents a series of great reaches.
The arrangement was evidently intended to flatter the Babylonians by giving them once more the semblance of independence.