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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of cosset.


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  • Europe's aging and "cosseted" populations are underproductive and self-satisfied.


  • Whereupon in floods of tears, the Misses Redwood made for me, and insisted on being taken up one on each knee and "cosseted" because of what the big ugly boy had done.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

  • We return to the issue of how 'cosseted' people like him are and he concedes: 'The rock world does take you a little bit away from reality.

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  • The new version uses many of the same lines as the original, including the one about Palin being "cosseted" but the paragraph about Biden not mentioning his son is gone.

    Verum Serum

  • ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet and his successor, Bank of Italy Governor Mario Draghi, sent a letter late last week to the Italian government callingfor faster spending cuts, an overhaulof Italy'slabor rulesand measures to liberalize cosseted business sectors, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

    ECB Puts Pressure on Italy

  • Ages 12+Wealthy Zarita has enjoyed a cosseted life as the daughter of the local magistrate; Saulo's life has been dogged by persecution, danger and poverty.

    Recommended reads: ages 11–13

  • Liberalizing professional services, by abolishing or clipping the powers of cosseted guild associations, and making employment contracts easier to end are two of the most explosive issues in Italian politics.

    Italy Buffeted by Greece News

  • Between she and my mother, I was tended like the rarest of blooms, fed and cosseted like a delicate rose.

    2009 May « Becca’s Byline

  • The paintings of the Post-Impressionists, including Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, which formerly hung in the claustrophobic, columned Bellechasse gallery, are cosseted now one floor below in small, elegant, midnight-blue galleries dedicated to the late scholar Françoise Cachin, who served as the museum's first director.

    New Visions Arrive at the Orsay

  • The women had gathered around me, making the kinds of soothing noises that always made me nervous, and they herded me up to some rooms where they fed me, bathed me, and cosseted me, deftly deflecting any of my questions, all under the capable direction of the woman named Sarah.



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