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  • adv. In a doting manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a doting manner; foolishly; in a manner characterized by excessive fondness. Also spelled doatingly.


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  • Idly he reached out to let Jeran's fist curl around his fingers, his expression dotingly tender for an omnipotent Prime-elect.

    The Rowan

  • This rose lover is heading back outside to my gardens … dotingly waiting for the first rose buds to bloom here.

    choper - French Word-A-Day

  • This rose lover is heading back outside to my gardens…dotingly waiting for the first rose buds to bloom here.

    choper - French Word-A-Day

  • And I dutifully, dotingly, and reluctantly let you go, while galloping breathless at your side, as you let rip one wicked, “Hands-off!”

    Manifesting Change

  • Director Davis, who films Paltrow's excursions into the subway and the slums as if she had entered Dante's Inferno, dwells dotingly on the elegantly chilly appointments of the couple's Fifth Avenue apartment, which features a Stella over the fireplace and a Botero in the next room.

    Dial R For Remake

  • Hence, the people soon came to dislike her, and she soon came to dislike them; and she did so much all through this reign in setting the King (who was dotingly fond of her) against his subjects, that it would have been better for him if she had never been born.

    A Child's History of England

  • Lord Luxellian was dotingly fond of the children; rather indifferent towards his wife, since she had begun to show an inclination not to please him by giving him a boy.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • The daughter was to have but a slender provision; the bulk of the property was, as before has been said, to go to the son, — his father did not care for him or anybody else, — his mother was dotingly fond of him as the child of her latter days, — his sister disliked him.

    The History of Pendennis

  • But, hark ye, girls Let me ask you Do you find many of these constrnit nymphs, when they have had their foolish way given them, and they have huied the honest man of whom they were once so dotingly fond, refuse to marry again?

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • It is even lovelier when you realize that my mother dotingly hand crafted it for me out of tin foil.

    All Hail the Queen | A Slice of My Life


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