Sentence Examples


  • The idea that Brandon felt relieved wasn't all that flattering - or comforting, for that matter.
  • But, flattering as was the offer, Petrarch declined it.
  • Two days later Isabella, countess of Buchan, claimed the right of her family, the Macduffs, earls of Fife, to place the Scottish king on his throne, and the ceremony was repeated with an addition flattering to the Celtic race.
  • Greek writers give a more flattering account of the Ephthalites, which may perhaps be due to the fact that they were useful to the East Roman empire as enemies of Persia and also not dangerously near.
  • The principal sources for the life of Stilicho are the histories of Zosimus and of Orosius and the flattering verses of Claudian.