curry favor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v curry favor seek favor by fawning or flattery "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"
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Usage

In literature:

You be's the good pattern boy, and would peach agin your own horder to curry favor with the grand folks.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
The wolf does not curry favor with the sheep-dog when it hungers for a lamb.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
He was a clergyman who never curried favor nor withheld opinion when forthrightness was the moral requisite.
"Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati" by Warren C. Herrick
She was like a dog which after a whipping tries to curry favor with its master.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Notwithstanding its disagreeable position it does its utmost to curry favor of its oppressors.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume I, No. 12, December, 1880" by Various
The manager was currying Castle's favor.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
He was always eager to curry favor with the boss.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
It's just to curry favor with the hofficers, it's me own hopinion.
"Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895" by Various
Did he already know that Baum was about to be advanced, and did he mean to curry favor with him?
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Then Shamhaven, thinking to curry favor, came forward.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
He was too independent and indifferent to curry favor, or to counterfeit a liking.
"The Life of Bret Harte" by Henry Childs Merwin
He, worthy man, no less than the Bollands, could little guess this woman's motives in thus currying favor with the villagers.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
The big Hoosier had no thought of compromise or currying favor.
"Hoosier Mosaics" by Maurice Thompson
He was keeping them to curry favor with a local rajah who headed the outbreak at Fattehpore.
"The Red Year" by Louis Tracy
Thou wilt curry favor in a vulgar court, courtesying low to a prince of harlequins and harlots!
"Modern Society" by Julia Ward Howe
He wrote it to curry favor with the millionaires who were backing this African's work and succeeded in winning their boundless admiration.
"The Sins of the Father" by Thomas Dixon
By every art in his power he had striven, of late, to curry favor with Graham, but without success.
"Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life" by Charles King
To curry favor with these, tens of millions profess to have done the same.
"Beyond" by Henry Seward Hubbard
If you knew how he has curried favor since he has been here!
"The Tree of Knowledge" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
There was no attempt to curry favor with the officers of the camp, and one admired the English tremendously for that.
"Behind the Scenes in Warring Germany" by Edward Lyell Fox
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In poetry:

At the wedding ceremony
the two sisters came to curry favor
and the white dove pecked their eyes out.
Two hollow spots were left
like soup spoons.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton

In news:

The Curry That Does You a Favor.
FACETIME- Curry's favor: Cookie lady offers hospitality.
Currying favor with the West.
In order to curry favor with the political extreme elements of his party Romney has become misguided, flown way off course, and is striking the wrong targets.
Favoring Curry Loved the piece on Frank Curry ("Death of a Hat Trickster," Oct 18).
Le Monde Bakery curries favor with comfort food.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales has never been interested in currying favor with Washington.
While he thinks the Lions are favoring Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford over Baylor tackle Jason Smith and Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry, King takes a look at the last four No.
E vo Morales has never been interested in currying favor with Washington.
Evo Morales has never been interested in currying favor with Washington.
A congressional report details how Countrywide Financial gave VIP treament to curry favor with members of Congress.
Elections are only a few weeks away, and Brutus has been currying favor for Uncle Andre.
Actress and activist Susan Sarandon is just the latest in a conga line of celebrities who love to curry favor with the politically correct crowd.
Following in the footsteps of such anti-awards-campaign winners as George C Scott, Marlon Brando and Mo'Nique -- actually could curry favor with the Academy.
Other People's Money -- to curry favor with special interests.
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