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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.
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
It goes without saying that the media landscape will be flatter.
I dread to flatter myself and to be disappointed, I will write again, dearest mother, to-morrow.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
His aunt's letter was evidently meant to please him and flatter his vanity, and she did not once refer to matters of business.Cecilia|F. Marion Crawford
"You are a good woman, Mrs. Bays," continued Dic, with a deliberate and base intent to flatter.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|Charles Major
Antigua is lower, longer, and flatter than the other islands.At Last|Charles Kingsley
Popular Prejudice has the natural instinct of yielding to any little weakness that may be imagined to flatter a Man.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton