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  • Then he moved up to him with an ingratiating smile, but stopped short again.
  • I shall just tell Elizabetha Prokofievna about you, and if she wishes to receive you at once—as I shall advise her—I strongly recommend you to ingratiate yourself with her at the first opportunity, for my wife may be of the greatest service to you in many ways.
  • Just as the visitors were coming in, Lebedeff, wishing to ingratiate himself with the great lady, had pulled this paper from his pocket, and presented it to her, indicating a few columns marked in pencil.

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  • She tried to ingratiate herself with her superiors.
  • On the surface, he was one of those pale, ingratiating kind of men who tiptoed through life on small, quick feet.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War

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