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The screenplay by Spicer and cowriter David Branson Smith looks at how Taylor’s appetite for admiration might allow for a friend like Ingrid — her sycophantic fawning feeds right into Taylor’s million-follower ego.
Other former insiders have related that PiS officials felt intense pressure to participate in sycophantic displays of personal loyalty to the leader and were subjected to repeated, casual humiliations.
Excusing his behavior by emphasizing his naïveté, Trump's sycophantic staff and supporters just ask him to tweet less, never pushing him to actually get better.
In this production, that performance is given by Valerie Bracken Dykes as Roz, the sycophantic underling who is secretly in love with her boss, the nefarious Franklin Hart (John Cleary).
He could get rid of the sycophantic aides who spend so much time blaming each other.
Very clearly, analyst Nick Faldo and generally sycophantic announcer Jim Nantz both raised doubts as to whether Johnson had (with the OK of player partner Jordan Spieth, the eventual winner) incorrectly placed the ball for his next shot.
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