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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ingratiate

ingratiate can be used as a verb

1.But to show he was not trying to ingratiate himself with Vronsky, he promptly added some slightly critical remarks. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.Indeed, it was remarkable how well he bore these slights and with what unwearying politeness he kept on trying to ingratiate himself with all. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
3.He had opened a small shop on Glasnevin Road where, he flattered himself, his manners would ingratiate him with the housewives of the district. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.The Petersburg Freemasons all came to see him, tried to ingratiate themselves with him, and it seemed to them all that he was preparing something for them and concealing it. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.The following morning the indefatigable Albert, having cemented an alliance with the greengrocer's boy, took the latter's place and ingratiated himself with the cook at Malthouse. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
6.At the banquet given in his honour, he charmed both host and hostess by his graceful manner and varied accomplishments, and specially ingratiated himself with the fair Helen, to whom he presented some rare and chaste trinkets of Asiatic manufacture. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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