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 Meanings and Examples of TOADY
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toady
 n.  person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons; yes man
Classic Sentence:
1  Mr. and Mrs. Pocket had a toady neighbor; a widow lady of that highly sympathetic nature that she agreed with everybody, blessed everybody, and shed smiles and tears on everybody, according to circumstances.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIII
2  But Connie liked Mr Linley, though she was glad to be spared the toadying of his wife.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  He was educated at home till he was fourteen, surrounded by cheap tutors, free-and-easy but toadying adjutants, and all the usual regimental and staff set.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
Example Sentence:
1  Never tell the boss anything he doesn't wish to hear: he doesn't want an independent adviser, he just wants a toady.
2  Fed up with the toadies and flunkies who made up his entourage, the star cried, "Get out, all of you! I'm sick of sycophant!"