Usage examples for endear

  1. And, throughout, the magnanimity and gentleness which shine through his desperation endear him to us. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  2. Of all things you could do to endear yourself to me you have done the best, for, from your letter, you have taken a fancy to my father. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  3. This will endear him to English and American lovers of art, though it is only one of his many endowments. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  4. To me no more Dearer than this whatever land may yield Pompeius' victory, nor the frequent car That carried him in triumph to the hill; Gone is that happy husband from my thoughts; Here did I lose the hero whom I knew; Here let me stay; his presence shall endear The sands of Nile where fell the fatal blow. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  5. He was a very diligent author, and left many books to keep his memory green and constantly endear him to the hearts of the people. – Methods of Authors by Hugo Erichsen
  6. It arose from a characteristic of these Slavonic people which should endear them to us, namely, a very strong feeling of race and its responsibilities and a great tenacity when defending their political and religious liberty. – From a Terrace in Prague by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  7. Mr. Adams made one of those blunt and pugnacious remarks which, whenever addressed to Englishmen, are sure to endear the speaker to the American nation. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  8. Such was our talk, all of a nature to help us to a better understanding of each other, and all seeming to endear us more and more by showing us how close the past had already drawn us. – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  9. She knew that the parson had again done something that was sure to endear him to the Passonians in general. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  10. I look on such improvement as directly tending to endear the land to the inhabitant. – Four American Leaders by Charles William Eliot
  11. How Tabby could endear herself to him! – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  12. It is by these small acts that officers can endear themselves to their men, who, knowing that their officers have their welfare at heart, will follow wherever they may lead. – With Kelly to Chitral by William George Laurence Beynon
  13. Her visits among her wealthier acquaintances were equally extensive and enterprising, and hardly more welcome; in country- house parties, while partaking to the fullest extent of the hospitality offered her, she made a practice of unburdening herself of homilies on the evils of leisure and luxury, which did not particularly endear her to her fellow guests. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  14. It happened also that the truly German character of the reigning imperial family, the domestic habits of the empress and her young daughters, and other circumstances, were of a nature to endear the ties of policy; self- interest and affection pointed in the same direction. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  15. At all events, he had a little trick of sarcasm which did not endear him to those on whom it was exercised. – Under Boy Scout Colors by Joseph Bushnell Ames
  16. It contributes to endear as the bright reality endeared, in times long past, this pleasant mansion to my affections. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  17. This princely personage, in the full vigour of his age, possessed all the attributes that endear the noble to the commons. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. These evidences of unfitness to cope with up- to- date corruption seemed to endear him to the masses. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  19. There is yet another thing we would have you consider, to endear this duty unto you, and bind upon your consciences an absolute necessity of being much in it, and it is this. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. Wants, frailties, passions, closer still ally The common interest, or endear the tie. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker