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used in Catch-22

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gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
  • Her name was Michaela, but the men called her filthy things in dulcet, ingratiating voices, and she giggled with childish joy because she understood no English and thought they were flattering her and making harmless jokes.
    Chapter 39 — The Eternal City (80% in)
  • The colonel sat down and settled back, calm and cagey suddenly, and ingratiatingly polite.
    Chapter 8 — Lieutenant Scheisskopf (66% in)

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