sycophancy :

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  • n  fawning obsequiousness

  • When we asked Graham about the conversation, his shame was obvious, and he confessed to the other fault at work that day his sycophancy, the courtier's habit of trying to win .
  • But how to stay hungry when you're dining on caviar, sycophancy and willing women? Everyone wanted to spend time with the champ.
  • Recall that Hillary Clinton, the victim of several years of merciless nightly barbs about her and her husband, got the caress of sycophancy when she finally came on The Late Show.
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  • Last minute changes to Oscar winner predictions
    Not much has changed in the six weeks since the Academy Award nominations were announced, but with several categories that are two- or three-way races between some particularly impressive nominees, the evening still promises to be an interesting affair for those who get a kick out of this delightfully absurd tradition of pageantry and sycophancy.
    Feb. 28, 2014 - Lodi News-Sentinel

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