It needs something light and not too distracting from the natural beauty of the room - something that would compliment the antique quality.
He ignored my compliment and moved ahead.
I'll take that as a compliment on both counts.
He was so tuned in to Elisabeth's voice, that just by scanning a piece of music, he knew where to change the composition to compliment her, and where to back off to let her shine.
Still, it sure would be nice to have someone open doors, send flowers, and compliment her on a nice dress or a job well done.
On the annexation of Piedmont to France in 1796, a touching compliment was paid to him in the person of his aged father.
The election of Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini to the papal chair in 1458 caused the utmost joy to the Sienese; and in compliment to their illustrious fellow-citizen they granted the request of the nobles and readmitted them to a share in the government.
In the beginning of 1855 he sent a mission of compliment to Lord Dalhousie, the governorgeneral; and in the summer of the same year Major (afterwards Sir Arthur) Phayre, de facto governor of the new province of Pegu, was appointed envoy to the Burmese court.
Of England, and the compliment was acknowledged with an invitation to that island, conveyed through Sir Henry Wotton.
July And August, Likewise, Were Anciently Denominated Quintilis And Sextilis, Their Present Appellations Having Been Bestowed In Compliment To Julius Caesar And Augustus.
He wrote a letter to Mr Garlike, secretary of the British embassy at St Petersburg, saying that he had come with a small squadron as the best way of paying "the very highest compliment" to the tsar.
A peculiar compliment to Mahomet was involved in the fact that the leaders of the rebellion in the various districts did not pose as princes and kings, but as prophets; in this appeared to lie the secret of Islam's success.
I tasted them out of compliment to Nature, though they were scarcely palatable.
Why, they are sending ambassadors to compliment the usurper.
"Why, this is a palace!" she said to her husband, looking around with the expression with which people compliment their host at a ball.
And considering it polite to return the young count's compliment, Ilagin looked at his borzois and picked out Milka who attracted his attention by her breadth.
I don't know what, that... and having uttered this compliment, he again gazed at him in silence.