COMPLAISANT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPLAISANT
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 a.  trying to please; showing cheerful willingness to do favors for others
Classic Sentence:
1  The behaviour of the young colt and foal appeared very modest, and that of the master and mistress extremely cheerful and complaisant to their guest.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
2  He complied with her request, and answered her challenge in a large wine-cup; she then proceeded with her story, as if appeased by his complaisance.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  She must not be left to her own complaisance.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
4  She had never received from her more than outward attention, nothing beyond the observances of complaisance; had never succeeded in any point which she wanted to carry, against previous inclination.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
5  Anne had always felt that she would pretend what was proper on her arrival, but the complaisance of the others was unlooked for.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
6  It was not merely complaisance, it must be a liking to the cause, which made him enter warmly into her father and sister's solicitudes on a subject which she thought unworthy to excite them.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
7  The magistracy showed a great deal of complaisance in the matter.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—A BIT OF HISTORY
8  Gillenormand, and who mention him with complaisance.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
9  On the gentlemen's appearing, her colour increased; yet she received them with tolerable ease, and with a propriety of behaviour equally free from any symptom of resentment or any unnecessary complaisance.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 53
10  They were three days on their journey, and Marianne's behaviour as they travelled was a happy specimen of what future complaisance and companionableness to Mrs. Jennings might be expected to be.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26
11  But the youthful Uncas continued a silent and respectful listener, until Hawkeye, in complaisance, demanded his opinion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 19
Example Sentence:
1  The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant manner.