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Clayton spoke to the stranger in English, thanking him for his brave rescue and complimenting him on the wondrous strength and dexterity he had displayed, but the only answer was a steady stare and a faint shrug of the mighty shoulders, which might betoken either disparagement of the service rendered, or ignorance of Clayton's language.
I received a most civil answer, thanking me for my courtesy, and complimenting me on the extraordinary aptitude with which I profited by the most incomplete and elementary instruction.
She began to think, too, that Sir Mulberry was not quite so agreeable a creature as she had at first supposed him; for, although a skilful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you can keep him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
He took pleasure in complimenting this strange stiff beauty, partly because it threw her a little off her balance.
Casting about for ways and means of dissolving the connexion without loss of money, reproaching himself for having been betrayed into an avowal of his secret, and complimenting himself beyond measure on his purely accidental good luck, he beguiled the distance between Clerkenwell and the mansion of the Golden Dustman.
No doubt you think that you are complimenting me in comparing me to Dupin," he observed.
Quilp looked after her with an admiring leer, and when she had closed the door, fell to complimenting the old man upon her charms.
The 84-year-old conceded that when he complimented the teenager on her bikini during the holiday in the 1970s, he was actually complimenting her body.
Section 2 provides the description of a lesson plan on how to teach pragmatics--specifically on teaching the speech act of complimenting.
We let other people respect our spouses, assume someone else is complimenting our friends, worry praise will spoil our children and think others will get ahead of us if we compliment them.