- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of coddle.
“They have railed against a philosophy of rehabilitation that "coddles" inmates with too many amenities.”
“Daniel Okonkwo takes the paper to task for perpetuating three long-standing myths: 1) juvenile violent crime in the District has increased; 2) rehabilitating court-involved youth in the community is a fool's errand; and 3) DYRS 'coddles' youth in its care.”
“If you need a conservative witness – the ALbot has expressed his horror of anybody who coddles radical islamicist human rights abusers in the Middle East, ie Saudi Arabia.”
“It seems Tessa and Seena have swapped skins: Tessa coddles Yllis while Seena feels like throttling her.”
“They've voted against every extension because, they say, it coddles the unemployed and keeps them from taking available jobs.”
“Elizabeth Edwards shows she is reasonable and everyone coddles her.”
“Form my vantage every one of you who coddles the murderer and gives him comfort is aiding and abetting the murderer spiritually.”
“The early onset and prolonged state of American adolescence—beginning with a commercial culture designed for teeny boppers and continuing for a decade or more with college education now becoming a universal—robs children of childhood at one end, coddles them in a limbo between childhood and adulthood in the middle and sets them up for a rude shock at the exit end.”
“Corporations have bought Republicans, who now chant the corporate mantra that government coddles its citizens with the likes of mine and food safety rules.”
“Of course, that could just be the tepidly liberal spin on a deal that is shaping up to be the "NAFTA of the Pacific," as activists call it: a pact that coddles corporate interests like sweatshop manufacturers, pharmaceutical makers and agribusinesses seeking to eliminate any barriers to profit.”
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