COMPLIMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPLIMENT
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compliment
 n.  a remark that expresses approval, admiration, or respect; praise
Classic Sentence: (153 in 11 pages)
1  You were so good as to promise that you would always substitute the phrase, annual compliment.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
2  If the same annual compliment would be acceptable there, why, I see nothing to part us, unless you do.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
3  However improbable both Mr. Bounderby and myself might have deemed it years ago, that he would ever become my patron, making me an annual compliment, I cannot but regard him in that light.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
4  But the Disinherited Knight spoke not a word in reply to the compliment of the Prince, which he only acknowledged with a profound obeisance.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  He was not naturally acute of perception, but those too much undervalued his understanding who deemed that this flattering compliment would obliterate the sense of the prior insult.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
6  Mrs. Norris accepted the compliment, and admired the nice discernment of character which could so well distinguish merit.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  Whichever Mr. Yates did not chuse would perfectly satisfy him, and a short parley of compliment ensued.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
8  Nor must you be fancying that the invitation is meant as any particular compliment to you; the compliment is intended to your uncle and aunt and me.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  She said little, assented only here and there, and betrayed no inclination either of appropriating any part of the compliment to herself, or of strengthening his views in favour of Northamptonshire.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
10  Sir Thomas immediately improved this compliment by adding, "Very true."
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  But I am not fishing; don't compliment me.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
12  Nothing was omitted, on his side, of civility, compliment, or kindness, that might assist the plan.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
13  Crawford called the next day, and on the score of Edmund's return, Sir Thomas felt himself more than licensed to ask him to stay dinner; it was really a necessary compliment.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  Such was his instinctive compliment to the good manners of Mr. Crawford; and, be the consequence what it might, Fanny's immediate feelings were infinitely soothed.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  What Fanny told her of former times dwelt more on her mind than the pages of Goldsmith; and she paid her sister the compliment of preferring her style to that of any printed author.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
Example Sentence:
1  I can live for two months on a good compliment.
2  They paid him a high compliment.
3  To listen to someone is the greatest compliment you can pay.
4  A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.
5  Even if you're only a freshman, it's no compliment to be told your humor is sophomoric.
6  She complained that her husband never paid her any compliments any more.
7  Little compliments mean so much to me sometimes.
8  With the compliments of the season.