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  • adj. superlative form of darling: most darling.


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  • So although she is the darlingest thing, and is certainly as sweet as pie in most respects - she will always say please and thank you and excuse me, as she rushes past you to grab your handbag in her search for candy or car keys, and will always insist upon cleaning up the poo she has inexpertly deposited in exactly the wrong location CLEAN UP!

    Archive 2008-01-20

  • Two teenage girls intercept the letters and write such steamy replies ( "My darlingest Johanna ...") that the maid shows up at the man's door, expecting to be wed.

    The Heart Of Her Matter

  • She has the darlingest new basket-carriage — if she only looked like anything when she rode in it.

    The Titan

  • Which is more than I can say about our dearest, darlingest Aurelia, who kept all of us dizzy with her turnings and twistings.

    The Grass Crown

  • I heard my own teeth chattering, and then I was grovelling and pleading, protesting my loyalty, swearing she was the darlingest, loveliest queen who ever was - only the blind certainty that confession meant sure and unspeakable death stopped me from whimpering out the whole plot; for at least the tanguin gave me a slender chance, and I suppose I knew it.

    Flashman's Lady

  • And not being in the habit of signing her name, when writing in this familiar way, she finished up with a reference to the darlingest of all dogs by sending its love at the very end: "Love from ----" and so forth.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, November 21, 1917

  • "So you are -- the dearest, darlingest papa in all the world."

    Hunter's Marjory A Story for Girls

  • "I did have a beautiful time at boarding school," she continued, "the darlingest principal and such girls."

    Mae Madden

  • "What do you think, Alice," she said, "Lady Jane has four teenty-tinety kittens -- the darlingest, most cuddly things!"

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock

  • "You're the darlingest brother ever!" exclaimed Clara, coming round the table and giving him a hug and a kiss.

    Baseball Joe Around the World Pitching on a Grand Tour


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