compliment, complement (n.) Old form(s): Complements
example of good manners, instance of proper behaviour
LLL I.i.166[King to Berowne, of Armado] A man of compliments
LLL III.i.20[Mote to Armado, of how to impress a woman] These are compliments
RJ II.iv.20[Mercutio to Benvolio, of Tybalt] he's the courageous captain of compliments [i.e. the laws of duelling]
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