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Such reactions may be more likely when individuals expect to be rewarded for accomplishment of some benchmark of performance, operate in a somewhat ambiguous environment, and perceive that an ingratiating co-worker has performed at a similar or lower level and yet appears to be rewarded to a greater degree.
John Major was an ingratiating, amiable mediocrity.
With ingratiating words speaking from my heart, My heart is shattered, though my eyes are laughing.
His poetry, which owes something to Marianne Moore as well as to the metaphysical school, is formal, polished, yet lively, witty, and full of ingratiating detail.
Bakula has the leadingman qualities of Cary Grant or Gregory Peck (whom he much resembles, especially mustachioed in Act I): egregious good looks, a body that can semaphore meaning without seeming to strike poses and an ingratiating smile.
GATHERED around the half-moon table of death, the desperate, ingratiating smiles on the remaining four couples' faces freeze into a rictus of terror tonight.
Villa chairman/owner Randy Lerner has already broken the mould in ingratiating the club to supporters and the wider community and this is another example of that as he strives to give the charity a platform across the world, thanks to televised games, which it would never normally be afforded.
The wry, highly ingratiating, always amusing personality on display in the comic crime thriller ``Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang'' and George Clooney's acclaimed historical piece ``Good Night, and Good Luck'' seems very much like the guy Hollywood and the media enjoyed in the 1980s and mid-'90s.
In the Realms of the Unreal, Yu's Academy Award-short-listed documentary feature (which recently opened in New York and San Francisco), is a cozy, ingratiating introduction to Darger, yet it doesn't shortchange the peculiarities that permitted such a free fall of fascinating aesthetic decisions in his work.
But not be outdone, Jackson himself peddled outtakes of the Bashir interview to Fox for $2 million-$3 million, just to show us how how bad--how really, really bad--Bashir was while ingratiating himself to the King of Pop.
Those functionaries of royal entourages, ingratiating Catalabutte and presumptuous Galifron, were distinct foils for their masters.
Ingratiating their protagonists with their audiences has rarely been a top priority of French directors, and that becomes problematic in this road picture from the makers of Jeanne and the Perfect Guy.