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.