One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘There is a public face to this film which it wears to interact with its audience - a face that is comforting, familiar, sycophantically seeking to reassure us with the empty surprises it assumes we all crave.’
- ‘It is important to know how to laugh sycophantically.’
- ‘It's also sad that these returns are being so sycophantically praised because if you've listened to the records you'll know that despite all the fanfare, not one of them is quite as brilliant as we're being told they are.’
- ‘On the front row only parents, no fashion media darlings gasping sycophantically, scribbling furiously before sharpening their talons and publishing crippling reviews.’
- ‘He sycophantically tells her, the head of the Women's Studies department, that he wants to learn Japanese in order to translate the verse of "some medieval women court poets".’
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