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Word: complaisant

Definition: trying to please; obliging; willing to please others


Sentences Containing 'complaisant'

It is necessary that we should be more than complaisant to the count.
It was well enough inclined, too, to be complaisant to the king of England.
The people, who had often heard of me, were very curious to crowd about the sedan, and the girl was complaisant enough to make the bearers stop, and to take me in her hand, that I might be more conveniently seen.
The behaviour of the young colt and foal appeared very modest, and that of the master and mistress extremely cheerful and complaisant to their guest.

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