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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of endear.


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  • By focusing on small farmers, Jain endears himself to the most vulnerable of farmers.

    Lucky Harvest

  • An editor capable of such self-expression endears himself at once to any possible contributor.

    Books and Persons Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-1911

  • My poor little Valeria had some of her leaves frozen the other night, but one side is still green and untouched; I could not bear for it to die, it's name endears it to me.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • Even then the six lines, "Blest -- as the Muezzin's," -- "endears," are wanting in the text; but the four lines, "Soft -- as the melody," -- "endears," are inserted in MS. in the margin.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3

  • When a player comes in and does that, he kind of endears himself to the team and he's accepted very quickly. Feature Stories

  • Apatow acolyte Martin Starr winningly plays philosophical University wit Joel, and there's a running gag about how a stash of weed James acquires, effectively by accident, "endears" him to everyone he meets.


  • Inevitably, Popper develops his own protectively familial sense about the birds, which endears him to his semi-estranged children and ex-wife.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Mr. Popper's Penguins

  • But here's what really endears him: He routinely leads the Cleveland Browns in special-teams tackles.

    All-star squad: The best 53-man roster of NFL's past 10 years

  • But what strikes me particularly, and what endears me most to the man, is his deep-seated belief that every man on a ship can and should be able to navigate, despite the mores of the day which would have it that men on a ship are expendable, and only the navigator has the knowledge (and only he should have the knowledge) to find the ship on a map - to navigate.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • According to Watson, he went to Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1963 to begin training in what he endears as "spook school."

    Heroes or Villains?


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