Small-talk won't succeed with that woman; compliments
won't succeed; jokes won't succeed -- ready-made science may recall the deceased professor, and ready-made science may do.
Seymour Delafield glanced his eye impatiently around the apartment, as soon as he had paid the customary compliments
to the mistress of the mansion and her bevy of fair daughters; but a look of disappointment betrayed the search to be an unsuccessful one.
de Bragelonne, I am the bearer of a thousand compliments
from a lady to you.
fancy a man trying to make love on strictly truthful principles, determining never to utter a word of mere compliment
or hyperbole, but to scrupulously confine himself to exact fact
He acknowledged the compliment
paid to him in studiously commonplace terms, and got a little nearer to the open window.
Indeed--indeed, I can't tell you how I feel your goodness, and the compliment
--the very great compliment
, you pay me!
Even the white-lace girl paid her a languid little compliment
But, in reality, we are not so fond of paying compliments
to these people, whom we use as children frequently do the instruments of their amusement; and have much more pleasure in hissing and buffeting them, than in admiring their excellence.
Major O'Dowd's compliments
to Colonel Tavish, and Captain Osborne has brought his brothernlaw down, and will bring him to the 150th mess at five o'clock sharp--when you and I, my dear, will take a snack here, if you like.
You were so good as to promise that you would always substitute the phrase, annual compliment
I suppose all phrases of mere compliment
have their turn to be true.
Miss Havisham," said Joe, with a fixed look at me, like an effort of remembrance, "made it wery partick'ler that we should give her - were it compliments
or respects, Pip?
always take YOU by surprise, and ME never.
But happily, either Anne was improved in plumpness and looks, or Lady Russell fancied her so; and Anne, in receiving her compliments
on the occasion, had the amusement of connecting them with the silent admiration of her cousin, and of hoping that she was to be blessed with a second spring of youth and beauty.
He then told me, mixing in his speech a few insolent compliments
and ill-timed expressions of tenderness, to which I listened with perfect indifference, that my daughter had acquainted him with some circumstances concerning herself, Sir James, and me which had given him great uneasiness.