Ahab did not like Micaiah, because he never prophesied good concerning him, but evil; probably he liked the sycophant son of Chenaannah better; yet might Ahab have escaped a bloody death, had he but stopped his ears to flattery, and opened them to faithful counsel.
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He was a sycophant to Stalin.
When complimenting a trait in someone, share at least one concrete example so they know it is not the empty flattery of a sycophant.