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But the torrent of toadying has annoyed some staff as it gives the impression the station is full of flatterers.
Our total failure Is found in the vested interests we use to justify our inaction and in the psychology of the flatterers and manipulators we elect to lead us.
It was the flatterers surrounding him who destroyed him," Borisov remarked.
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If people like me are expelled, nothing but flatterers and sycophants will be left in the faction" he sad.
The laureate part doesn't sound very democratic either, conjuring images of Roman court flatterers, bewigged monarchs who commission dithyrambs for royal hymens.
Because of the linguistic association between cynics and dogs, Apemantus is often called a dog in the play; in this production the flatterers at the banquet "barked" obediently in response to Apemantus's words, as if to suggest that this was a regular game they played in order to amuse Timon.
Though specific to this era, complaints about evil, immature and unsound counsel, juxtaposition of flatterers and truthtellers, and lamentations about inadequate access are commonplace for all late medieval periods.
Their leader, George Odger, cheered Mill with a classic remark: oThe working class had no desire not to be told of their faults; they wanted friends, not flatterers.
The penultimate poem in the book recalls Joseph Brodsky's capacity to continue to hear his muse, in spite of "the flatterers and slanderers.
The scene of officers eating and flatterers of the Czar are quite comical.
Combining general commentary with summaries of plays, Ritchie follows this figure through its many forms: the parasites, flatterers and soldiers satellites of Greek Old and New Comedy; their counterparts in Roman comedy; the minstrels of the medieval period; Il Dottore and Scaramouche in Commedia dell'Arte; Shakespeare's and Jonson's fools; and the fops in comic plays from the Restoration to the early 19th century.