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Cut to flatter athletic bodies, it sandwiches a layer of Alpha between two ripstop nylon face fabrics.
Rachel van Til, a wine director near Detroit, recalls being flattered when Kruth reached out online to offer to help with her work.Report Details Litany of Sexual Abuse Experienced by Women in Master Sommelier Training|Elazar Sontag|October 30, 2020|Eater
Senators flatter themselves by believing their obstruction is all that stands between the country and catastrophe.
In the last few decades, the received wisdom among global elites has been that technology tends to make the world flatter, smaller, more open, and more equal.
What was once a far more hierarchical, top-down, and force-fed relationship is much flatter and more voluntary.Four Principles for a Libertarian National Security State|Nick Gillespie|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Americans may flatter themselves that they are governed more lightly than other advanced countries.
Book three will have to contend with postmodern times—the end of history, and the birth of a greyer, flatter world.
My suggestion to conservative writers: candidates for high office are already surrounded by people paid to flatter them.
In recent years, Wall Street investors have managed to flatter themselves with talk of being “job creators” and “risk takers.”Jack Hitt Examines Why Amateurs Are the Job Creators|Jack Hitt|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She seemed to imply that I was a modest soldier, and if there is a way to flatter a man it is to call him modest.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
He urged, that it would flatter the peculiarities of her character, and might conciliate her good offices for his liberty.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He afterwards enlarged his model and adopted a flatter pattern, and arrived at the greatest perfection about 1700.
We arrive then at this one certain fact, that the flatter the model of a violin the greater the probability of a good fine tone.
I don't profess to know anything about business, but I flatter myself that I understand my fellow men.First Plays|A. A. Milne