Examples from the Web for sycophancy
Alone among the servants he had no time for sycophancy or subservience.
To the young in spirit, the morning meal is but a tradition, followed with a certain amount of sycophancy.
He knew that the malice was as shallow as the good will; and the alternatives were resentment, sycophancy, or a little subtlety.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)|Wiliam Cabell Bruce
It is a species of toadyism that is invariably omitted from textbooks on the sublime art of sycophancy.
But their sycophancy was nothing compared with what the bishops and clergy of the Established Church generally evinced.
Phillimore himself makes some very severe strictures on the sycophancy and greed of the higher clergy.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Word Origin and History for sycophancy
1620s, from Latin sycophantia, from Greek sykophantia, from sykophantes (see sycophant).