|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as it to beg pardon for paying it.|
J. C. and A. W. HareGuesses at Truth.
| What honour that,|
But tedious waste of time, to sit and hear
So many hollow compliments and lies.
MiltonParadise Regained. Bk. IV. L. 122.
| Twas never merry world|
Since lowly feigning was called compliment.
Twelfth Night. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 109.
| A woman * * * always feels herself complimented by love, though it may be from a man incapable of winning her heart, or perhaps even her esteem.|
Abel StevensLife of Madame de Staël. Ch. III.
| Current among men,|
Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.
TennysonThe Princess. Pt. II. L. 40.