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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 behaviour of the young colt and foal appeared very modest, and that of the master and mistress extremely cheerful and complaisant to their guest.
The first president was Josias Philip Hoffman, but he was accused of being too complaisant towards Moshesh and resigned, being succeeded in 1855 by Jacobus Nicolaas Boshoff, one of the voortrekkers, who had previously taken an active part in the affairs of Natal. Conflict with the South African Republic.
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.

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