Usage examples for flatters

  1. But he had nothing to do with this invitation, though he flatters himself he had. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  2. This last insinuation, he flatters himself, is rather cleverly introduced. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  3. There is certainly a property in Thackeray that somehow flatters the reader into the belief that he is better than other people. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  4. In the first fourteen lines, he flatters Severus by saying that so good a poet hardly needs to receive verse from someone else; in the twenty- four lines that follow he describes how his poetry, because of the conditions at Tomis, is now less abundant and of poorer quality than before. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  5. " If that be flattery, all the country flatters. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  6. You see, if one flatters his cleverness he does not mind being called ugly- or at least I thought not, until to- day. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  7. What a strange idea of his to have called at the hour when one has just finished dejeuner, when the aroma of hot coffee flatters happy digestion. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  8. Your perception flatters me. – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  9. Her camaraderie flatters him. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  10. The offender received his punishment gracefully, as men will who have been taught that it flatters them. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. One never flatters one's wife." – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  12. She believes, of course, that he's here on her account, and that flatters her. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. And because this opinion naturally flatters men, it has brought forth and multiplied in the Church many services, monastic vows, abuses of the mass; and, with this opinion the one has, in the course of time, devised this act of worship and observances, the other that. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  14. In short, mere family pride flatters every member of the family; it produced the arrogance of the Germans, and it is capable of producing a much subtler kind of arrogance in the Jews. – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  15. It pleases him for the moment, and if it is useful, for a long time; he turns it over, and admires it; he may value it as a token of affection, and it flatters his self- esteem that he is the object of it. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  16. That's what I've heard from a certain person,- who always speaks ill of him behind his back and flatters him to his face. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  17. It is just where, twenty years ago next November, Flatters followed the way to his destiny in an exaltation which the certainty of not returning made keener and more intense. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  18. He is the rather encouraged, my lord, to hope for a candid reception from your lordship, on account of the usefulness of this design, which he flatters himself will have your approbation. – The Blunderer by Moliere
  19. Your submission to my will, mia bella I said, coldly, is altogether charming, and flatters me much, but I am not your master- not yet! – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli