flatteries (part of speech: noun)
praises (part of speech: noun)
- Undoubtedly that was the true reason of the rapacious monarch's flatteries to- night; truth to tell, her mind had been so absorbed with actual events, her quarrel with her husband, the departure of Gaston, the proposed expedition of Le Monarque, that she had almost forgotten the promise which she had made to the King earlier in the day, with a view to gaining time. - "Petticoat Rule", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.
- There is no telling how we should value many of our possessions if they were more arduously come by: our relatives, our husbands and wives, our presentation poetry from the unpoetical, our invitation- cards to one- man shows in Bond Street, the auto- photographs of great actors, the flatteries of the unimportant, the attentions of the embarrassing: how might we not value all such treasures, if they were, so to say, restricted to a limited issue, and guaranteed 'not to be reprinted'- 'plates destroyed and type distributed. - "Prose Fancies", Richard Le Gallienne.
- The first, that I am not the queen here; and the second, that here in Trianon all flatteries are forbidden. - "Marie Antoinette And Her Son", Louise Muhlbach Official.