The demagogues, to curry favour with
the people, drive the nobles to conspire together, either by dividing their estates, or obliging them to spend them on public services, or by banishing them, that they may confiscate the fortunes of the wealthy.
With despair I pictured to myself how coldly and disdainfully that "scoundrel" Zverkov would meet me; with what dull-witted, invincible contempt the blockhead Trudolyubov would look at me; with what impudent rudeness the insect Ferfitchkin would snigger at me in order to curry favour with
Zverkov; how completely Simonov would take it all in, and how he would despise me for the abjectness of my vanity and lack of spirit--and, worst of all, how paltry, unliterary, commonplace it would all be.
``Or, if so please you,'' said Isaac, willing to curry favour with
the outlaws, ``I can send to York for the six hundred crowns, out of certain monies in my hands, if so be that the most reverend Prior present will grant me a quittance.''
I was very well content as I was, and I wasn't going to sham religious to curry favour with
the Doctor, or any one else."
After the first few days, when he didn't know anybody, he re- ceived me as if I had come either to gloat over an enemy or else to curry favour with
a deeply wronged person.
My thoughts then turned to the billions of pounds promised by the M to curry favour with
the electorate - were they equally "fantastic" ie promises easily made but never fulfilled unless subject to 110% rise in the economy subject to a" no deal" Brexit !
She apparently told friends she believes Leissner 'instigated the relationship to curry favour with
Malaysia's political elite'.
So she needs to stop pretending she lives the life of the people who watch her TV shows in order to curry favour with
As for the steel industry, the EU wanted to take action against the cheap Chinese imports that are cause of the decline in that industry, but our own David Cameron vetoed that in order to curry favour with
As protestors gathered outside Parliament, Education Minister Nick Boles told Labour MPs: "In opposition, a party takes the irresponsible route, in an attempt to curry favour with
the National Union of shroud-wavers - I mean, students."
J.C., Paisley LORD Advocate Frank Mulholland got it so wrong in trying to curry favour with
the public by deciding there would be no charges against Harry Clarke before all the facts were known.
Police obviously wanted a pizza the action but denied trying to curry favour with
A WHITLEY Bay chef certainly managed to curry favour with
judges when his reputation for mouthwatering dishes saw him signalled out as one of the best curry chefs in the UK.
A CHEF from Middlesbrough was hoping to curry favour with
judges at a national competition.
David Cameron and wife Samantha's decision to dine at upmarket Diwan Balti in Moseley failed to curry favour with
the city-born creator of TV show Citizen Khan, who dubbed the establishment 'unauthentic'.