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Adula'tion. n.s. [adulation, Fr. adulatio, Lat.] Flattery; high compliment.

                O be sick, great Greatness!
And bid thy ceremony give thee cure.
Think'st thou the firy fever will go out,
With titles blown from adulation?
Shakesp. Henry V.

They who flattered him most before, mentioned him now with the greatest bitterness, and called him now the corrupter of the king, and betrayer of the people; without imputing the least crime to him, committed since the time of that exalted adulation, or that was not then as much known to them, as it could be now. Clarendon.

Sources: Clarendon, Edward (73) · Shakespeare's Henry V (66)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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