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complimentary
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Nicholas Nickleby
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complimentary
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • But Lord Frederick Verisopht was both, and took them to be complimentary.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We have had complimentary letters about this girl, sir, from the nobility and gentry of almost every town in England.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It had not even that recommendation,' said Mr W. 'Mrs Wititterly is quite a martyr,' observed Pyke, with a complimentary bow.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Besides this effusion, there were innumerable complimentary allusions, also extracted from newspapers, such asó'We observe from an advertisement in another part of our paper of today, that the charming and highly-talented Miss Snevellicci takes her benefit on Wednesday, for which occasion she has put forth a bill of fare that might kindle exhilaration in the breast of a misanthrope.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Miss Squeers, having slight misgivings on the subject, was by no means ill pleased to be confirmed by a competent authority; and discovering, on further conversation and comparison of notes, a great many points of resemblance between the behaviour of Nicholas, and that of the corn-factor, grew so exceedingly confidential, that she intrusted her friend with a vast number of things Nicholas had NOT said, which were all so very complimentary as to be quite conclusive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Uttering in a loud voice such of the latter allusions as were complimentary to the unconscious phenomenon, and giving the rest in a confidential 'aside' to Nicholas, Mr Folair followed the ascent of the curtain with his eyes, regarded with a sneer the reception of Miss Crummles as the Maiden, and, falling back a step or two to advance with the better effect, uttered a preliminary howl, and 'went on' chattering his teeth and brandishing his tin tomahawk as the Indian Savage.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: complimentary to the candidate
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