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Usage examples for Flatteringly

  1. I suppose she spoke pleasantly, not to say flatteringly, of me. – Skinner's Dress Suit by Henry Irving Dodge
  2. He looked out of his one window, over the dreary stretch of roofs and the drearier light shafts spoken of flatteringly as yards. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  3. It was addressed to all the military, naval, and civil authorities of Italy, and was so flatteringly worded that it would have satisfied St. Peter himself. – The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean by Edward Alexander Powell
  4. She was exceedingly petite, rather appealingly so in her widowhood, and of her younger brother's rather Spanish darkness, except for a graying coiffure worn high and flatteringly. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  5. In that form at least I see him, and no revival of those years so puts to me the interesting question, so often aimlessly returned upon in later life, of the amount of truth in this or that case of young confidence in a glory to come- for another than one's self; of the likelihood of the wonders so flatteringly forecast. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  6. And oh, so flatteringly, so lovingly fixed! – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. " I do think you are such a clever nurse," she said flatteringly, while he fed her on bread and butter. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  8. " You know about most things, my dear," said the Cheap Jack, flatteringly. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  9. He was wont to begin conversation with the remark, flatteringly toned, " Reading Italian as usual, Miss Denyer?" – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  10. Courtly Sir John Loring ran up at once, and gave the diplomatist an opportunity to thank her flatteringly for gaining them two minutes to themselves. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. Everybody was waiting for him in the drawing- room; everybody was flatteringly enthusiastic about the toboggan and seemed anxious to make it at home in such strange surroundings; nobody failed to point out to the lucky boy the extreme kindness of his uncle in bringing back such a wonderful present all the way from America- indeed one almost had the impression that John must often have had to wake up and feed it in the night. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  12. On more than one occasion he told her, none too flatteringly, that she made him think of an officious hen with a brood which a high rate of mortality and prowling night- raiders had left bereft of all save two of her hatch. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  13. He listened with a simple joy in it, and his pleasure strengthened the mystic bond which had formed itself between us through the confidences he had made me, so flatteringly corroborative of all my guesses concerning him and his party. – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells
  14. A man like Herbert von Wallmoden would scarcely have chosen you, you little insolent thing-" The little insolent thing threw her arms around Frau Regine's neck, and said, flatteringly: " Now, don't be angry, mamma! – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  15. The early Spanish navigators characterized them as " vientos bravos," an epithet too literally and flatteringly rendered into English by our seamen as " the brave west winds;" the Spanish " bravo" meaning rude. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  16. But it can hardly escape notice that the two most elaborate portraits in Vol. I.- the admirable but very flatteringly idealized sketch of the author himself in Yorick, and the Gilrayesque caricature of Dr. Slop- are drawn with a distinctly polemical purpose, defensive in the former case and offensive in the latter. – Sterne by H.D. Traill
  17. A smile flitted over Jason's face, and, raising his voice to a louder tone, he said, flatteringly: " Every one can't have senses as keen as yours, Semestre; have you time to listen to me?" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  18. Yes, they were there, plenty of heroes, almost all handsome, with splendid dark eyes that searched flatteringly to penetrate the mystery of my talc triangle. – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
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