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Don’t pander me.
  to pretend to agree with someone to make them happy


to or help fulfill the wishes of another while thinking those wishes are not for the best
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  • Don’t pander me.
  • The politician pandered to the extremists to win the primary.
  • She panders to her manager’s every whim.
  • She’s better at pandering to the crowd than she is at enlightening an audience.

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  • Who spoiled her, then? Ah, who indeed?
    Who pandered to her every need?
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • She was candid with these lobbyists, avoiding anything like preaching or pandering.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She was worried, worried that I would think less of her for pandering to the whimsy of some paranoid lordling.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I was sitting next to a woman who was on trial for murder, and Judge Green was politicking as usual, pandering shamelessly to the jurors.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • I was in no mood to pander to the tender sensibilities of administrators who needed to flex their biceps for my benefit.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • And this is not all; for the servants and panders of the parasites are also parasites, the milliners and the jewelers and the lackeys have also to be supported by the useful members of the community.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • And you propose to pander to that?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Oh? A real enemy wouldn’t soften his blows, and neither will I. Should I pander to your …. incompetence so you’ll feel better? I don’t think so.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • And then there’s something dirtier still—the people who pander to that curiosity.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She can go and find a pander somewhere else.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • It would only be fitting for a Clave diluted by corruption and pandering to find itself infiltrated by half-breed degenerates.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • More upsetting to Mortenson was the fact that a powerful local politician he knew named Imran Nadim, pandering to his conservative Shia base, had publicly declared his support for Mubarek.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • In response to the Professor’s question, Phaedrus gives Socrates’ answer that cookery is a branch of pandering.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The whole air of the place was masculine, transient: a population even whose husbands were at home only at intervals and on holiday—a population of men who led esoteric lives whose actual scenes were removed and whose intermittent presence was pandered to like that of patrons in a theatre.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • It was not only the brilliant phalanx of virtuous dowagers, generals and academicians, to whom he was bound by such close ties, that Swann compelled with so much cynicism to serve him as panders.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • So from one man here, one man there, walking as swift as his oily glances, it became scuttles of dogmen begging gifts of trouble, pandering misery, seeking under carpets for centipede treads, watchful of night sweats, harkening by all bedroom doors to hear men twist basting themselves with remorse and warm-water dreams.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Mr. Rooney, pander to the dull, conducted the class and smoked innumerable Pall Malls as he drew diagrams and worked equations from six in the morning until midnight.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • ] The god of love, That sits above, And knows me, and knows me, How pitiful I deserve,— I mean, in singing: but in loving, Leander the good swimmer, Troilus the first employer of panders, and a whole book full of these quondam carpet-mongers, whose names yet run smoothly in the even road of a blank verse, why, they were never so truly turned over and over as my poor self in love.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • On the other hand, there were those in the South who traveled the easy road to influence and popularity through pandering to and exploiting the natural resentment and bitterness of the defeated South against its occupiers.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Camillo was his help in this, his pander:— There is a plot against my life, my crown; All’s true that is mistrusted:—that false villain Whom I employ’d, was pre-employ’d by him: He has discover’d my design, and I Remain a pinch’d thing; yea, a very trick For them to play at will.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • I get up every morning and see the whole creation groaning and travailing in pain, as St. Paul says, and yet there am I, trafficking in glittering splendours with wealthy women and titled libertines, and pandering to the meanest vanities—I, who have health and strength enough for anything.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • She’s catering, she’s pandering to white ideas about scary blacks.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "He is a smuggler and a slaver, half pirate and half pander, but it may be that he is your best hope," the innkeep had told them.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The local printing firms were quick to realize the profit to be made by pandering to this new craze and printed large numbers of the prophecies that had been going round in manuscript.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Marry, sir, we’ll bring you to Windsor, to one Master Brook, that you have cozened of money, to whom you should have been a pander: over and above that you have suffered, I think to repay that money will be a biting affliction.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Geoffrey Nunberg, the Stanford linguist, said in one of his NPR commentaries that people writing software programs for computer spell-checkers "seem to pander more and more to all the infantile schoolroom prejudices that people have about usage."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Eighth Circle: the first pit: Panders and Seducers.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Pander to their Gomorrahan vices.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • (For a detailed history, see St. Alia, Huntress of a Billion Worlds by Pander Oulson.) VLADIMIR HARKONNEN (10,110-10,193) Commonly referred to as Baron Harkonnen, his title is officially Siridar (planetary governor) Baron.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Lord Lucas bore that bat, the Pander, and Manfryd o’ the Black Hood, his son.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • He sees American politicians pandering by speaking Spanish themselves to woo Hispanic voters— one of these George W. Bush.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • By pandering to men’s vices or men’s stupidity?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • In truth he’s more a pander.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Eighth Circle: the first pit: panders and seducers.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Bard or pander, Abel’s voice was passable, his playing fair.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The man was just a singer, a pander with a lute and a false smile.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • This latter mode seemeth to destroy only the bond of love that nature makes; wherefore in the second circle[1] nestle hypocrisy, flatteries, and sorcerers, falsity, robbery, and simony, panders, barrators, and such like filth.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The Clave is foolish, misguided, pandering to half men and monsters.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Socrates has demonstrated to Gorgias that both rhetoric and cooking are branches of pandering…pimping…because they appeal to the emotions rather than true knowledge.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Either pander to everybody’s wishes and be called corrupt; or impose on everybody by force your own idea of everybody’s good.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • No doubt, as he used to assure Odette, he loved sincerity, but only as he might love a pander who could keep him in touch with the daily life of his mistress.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Pander’ was the name he applied also to the music which would invite them to sit in silence, to dream together, to gaze in each other’s eyes, to feel for each other’s hands.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Pander!
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • It would mean doing for you what I did for Peter Keating: lie, flatter, evade, compromise, pander to every ineptitude—in order to beg of them a chance for you, beg them to let you live, to let you function, to beg them, Roark, not to laugh at them, but to tremble because they hold the power to hurt you.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
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