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  • I have not been cockered in wantonness or indulgence; my youth was one of exile and suffering.

    Quentin Durward

  • And running after them, day and night, came such a poor, lean, seedy, hard-worked old giant, as ought to have been cockered up, and had a good dinner given him, and a good wife found him, and been set to play with little children; and then he would have been

    The Water Babies

  • Had you been less a darling, you would not, perhaps, have been so graceless: But I never in my life saw a cockered favourite come to good.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Instead of being made comfortable, and cockered up with every luxury, as they are at Clubs, bachelors ought to be rendered profoundly miserable, in my opinion.

    The Book of Snobs

  • He had cockered himself up with some vain idea that the railway carriage would be a good place for the declaration of his purpose, or perhaps the sands at Lowestoft.

    The Way We Live Now

  • "You have, I dare say, been cockered up at the Marchesa's with made dishes."

    Ayala's Angel

  • His father asked him how he was a dozen times a day; his mother talked continually of "that dear boy's narrow escape"; and grandma cockered him up with every delicacy she could invent; and the girls waited on him like devoted slaves.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • Secondly, care must be taken that this evil be no more cockered, nor the humor of it fed; wherein I humbly pray your lordships, that I may speak my mind freely, and yet be understood aright.

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • And yet I'm told some o 'your cockered-up fly-flappers carnt' it a 'ole in a pound o' butter, or stand a straight nose-ender without turning faint!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 28, 1892

  • "And that boy be cockered up much by Mister Dale; and the Papishers went and sat with him and his mother a whole hour t'other day; and that boy is as deep as a well; and I seed him lurking about the place, and hiding hisself under the tree the day the stocks was put up -- and that ere boy is Lenny Fairfield."

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851

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