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- n. The state or quality of being affectionate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being affectionate; fondness; affection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being affectionate; fondness; good will; affection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
- n. a positive feeling of liking
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Touching in their affectionateness are the remarks which each passes upon each.
In addition, if you look closely at the article you will see it has a certain wry affectionateness towards Labour, and deals with the expenses scandals humorously, pointing out just a few individuals who have apparently failed their genial and public spirited leader.
‘Give me your arm,’ she said to me with her old affectionateness, ‘it’s a long while since we have had
Britons thought well of the Colonel for his affectionateness and liberality, and contrasted it with the behaviour of the Tory
He is about as untamable as the zebra, and with his family affectionateness leads apparently a very happy life.
But afterwards, upon some mistrust of him, yet not so great as to make him do him any hurt, his familiarity and friendly kindness to him abated so much of its former force and affectionateness, as to make it evident he was alienated from him.
Mrs. Larkins was very happy in her daughters, and they had the naive affectionateness of those who see few people and find
He had loved other little boys and girls transitorily, none had been frequent and familiar enough to strike deep roots in his heart, and he had grown up with a tattered and dissipated affectionateness that was becoming wildly shy.
The gentle affectionateness of the girl towards both her father and her aunt was beautiful in the extreme.
With that affectionateness so peculiar to people when they arrive at the sentimental stage of intoxication, although it was with the greatest difficulty that he could sustain his own corporosity, he was tenderly trying to direct the zigzag footsteps of his companion, a little withered-up, weird-looking Chileño.
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