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  • v  try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

  • Eastman sees Russian letters now as "a mirthless desert waste inhabited by a few sincere fanatics and a horde of unexampled experts in bootlick, blackmail and blatherskite.
  • If there were an award for that book which does the least to bootlick or otherwise seduce the reader and to cheapen its own contents, The Long Week End would be an admirable .
  • There all the correspondents bootlick Prime Minister Mussolini or are thrown out.

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