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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of faddle.

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Examples

  • Since then I have faddled around with a variety of leaky, scritchy entirely wrong pens.

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  • "The Public Protector must not be faddled with aimless complaints as that will deviate him from investigating or dealing with issues that affect the lives of the citizens," he said.

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  • I had been brought up in an over-luxurious home, and coddled and faddled after till I thought the world was made of pink cotton-wool and sugared almonds.

    The Gadfly

  • She was defended from cold, and wind, and rain, and vexation, and faddled with and indulged in all possible ways, and praised and petted as if for the best behaviour, if she were only gracious enough to take a cup of bouillon, or the wing of a chicken for dinner.

    The Home

  • I thought first to have delayed the time of our going to town, and then to have faddled away a good while longer under pretence of preparations; though there is but little room for that now, as all my fineries, destined I thought to another purpose, are lying quietly in my trunks at home.

    Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

  • In other words, the data is fiddled and faddled with to meet a person's particular needs.

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  • Us kids were told to hide behind the couch while he faddled about.

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  • I expected that it would have to work from a series of pre-mixes that you select through a decision tree but, having fiddled and faddled with it a good amount, I’m thinking that it’s actually doing the mixing on the fly.

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