The breakfast-room was gay with company; and she was named to them by the general as the friend of his daughter, in a complimentary
style, which so well concealed his resentful ire, as to make her feel secure at least of life for the present.
In one long row, around the great hall, were painted the portraits of the Doges of Venice (venerable fellows, with flowing white beards, for of the three hundred Senators eligible to the office, the oldest was usually chosen Doge,) and each had its complimentary
inscription attached--till you came to the place that should have had Marino Faliero's picture in it, and that was blank and black--blank, except that it bore a terse inscription, saying that the conspirator had died for his crime.
That is a flattering, complimentary
phrase which cannot proceed from any one but M.
Will was not displeased with that complimentary
comparison, even from Mr.
You are very complimentary
to my partner, indeed," asserted the donkey, rubbing his front hoofs together as if highly pleased.
My lord was very complimentary
too--rather too much so in fact--and I thought proper to be a little haughty and repellent; but I had the pleasure of seeing his nasty, cross wife ready to perish with spite and vexation--'
Anne had known beforehand of the party, but she had not known that she and Gilbert were, as the founders of the Society, to be presented with a very complimentary
"address" and "tokens of respect" -- in her case a volume of Shakespeare's plays, in Gilbert's a fountain pen.
There was also a postscript to the effect that though THE BILLOW carried no free-list, it took great pleasure in sending him a complimentary
subscription for the ensuing year.
When a man has no perceptible eyelids, and when his eyes globularly project so far out of his head, that you expect to have to pick them up for him whenever you see him lean forward, how are mortal fingers and bushes to diffuse the right complimentary
expression over them?
With that complimentary
tribute to her friend, she handed a slice to Alban.
Excusing himself in those bluntly complimentary
terms, Captain Helding drew the lieutenant aside a few steps, accidentally taking a direction that led the two officers close to the place at which Clara was standing.
The cat starts--not at his mistress's complimentary
apostrophe, but at a knock at the door, which follows close upon it.