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complimentary
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Bleak House
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  • "Complimentary to our distant relation!" said my guardian laughingly to Ada and Richard.
  • He is devilish like his sister," says Mr. George, laying a great and not altogether complimentary stress on his last adjective.

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  • "YOU know life, you know, sir," says Mr. Bucket with a complimentary twinkle of his eye and crook of his finger, "and you can confirm what I’ve mentioned to this lady.

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as in: a complimentary upgrade Define
costing nothing
as in: complimentary remarks Define
expressing praise or admiration -- as from a compliment
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