Sentence Examples


  • In the face of such flattery, how could I resist?
  • Hoadly, being not unskilled in the art of flattery, was translated in 1721 to the see of Hereford, in 1723 to Salisbury and in 1734 to Winchester.
  • That the emperor had an honest and soldierly satisfaction in his own well-doing is clear; but if he had had anything like the vanity of a Domitian, the senate, ever eager to outrun a ruler's taste for flattery, would never have kept within such moderate bounds.
  • If the days were filled with flattery, the nights were filled with emptiness.
  • Judicious flattery secured him the consulship under Caligula (39); and under Nero he was superintendent of the water supply.