Usage examples for flattering

  1. Decidedly, the picture was not flattering to Rachel. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. In 1906 Huskey was elected by the Assembly of Nevada, and in 1914 by a very flattering majority was sent up as State Senator for Washoe County. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  3. But he always did that, and I suppose it was his flattering words made me love him so. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  4. It is true that this notion contained in it something very flattering to the human mind and the natural feelings, for it supposed an immediate relation between Christ and the individual, and an illumination of the readers mind by the influence of the Holy Spirit, the sole instrument of which was the reading of the Scripture. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  5. Not a flattering thought. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  6. Keep your flattering speeches for those who allow such things to be told them. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  7. Flattering perhaps to me, but not quite reasonable, eh? – The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon
  8. He was interested, too, to hear how she had taught the pig these tricks and Sarah, quite carried away by this flattering evidence of understanding, told him a great deal more. – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence
  9. M. Zaguri said that my desire was such a flattering one to himself, that he meant to do his best to obtain my recall. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  10. I assured him that it was anything but flattering and on the front- page it went. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  11. She was too excited to play the usual comedy, so flattering to most Englishmen, of pretending that she thought from his speech that he was a Frenchman. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  12. You may be sure I did not contradict such a flattering assurance. – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  13. His Royal Highness, in returning thanks, said:- " Your Excellency's, your Royal Highnesses, my Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen,- In the name of the Princess of Wales and myself, I beg to tender you my warmest thanks for the very kind and flattering manner in which this toast has been proposed, and for the cordial way in which it has been received by the company present here this evening. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  14. The girl colored at the words, and said with pleased excitement: " Are you flattering me or did Hephaestion really say that?" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. For the moment the haughty nobleman could not understand why his nephew- by- marriage should reject the flattering proposal, such an easy and agreeable road to place and fortune. – Orphans of the Storm by Henry MacMahon
  16. You draw a flattering picture, Mr. Cameron. – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  17. Her majesty then used the smooth and flattering tone which she always appeared to think her enemies would be pleased with, desiring the lady not to be alarmed, for that this officer was an excellent man, no doubt truly attached to the king, though mistaken as to what were the intentions of both the king and herself. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  18. They were all shaking hands with me, and bowing to me, and flattering me just now; and at present they avoid me as if I were the plague! – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  19. She was a flattering listener. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  20. He spoke with all the flattering charm of the confidential. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett