Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of hen.

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Examples

  • I'm surprised she's not here Mother-henning the lot of you.

    Fic: Like Gum on Your Shoe Part 3/10, Adult Eventually, AU from JE

  • And I love how Lucas is totally mother-henning her.

    Q & A

  • I could feel T.J. sort of hovering¾mother-henning us¾like he might be going to try to cluck us all into one of those love circles.

    Amends '82: Part One

  • Bush described her as “a very thorough person, constantly mother-henning me.”

    Firedoglake » GOP Corruption: It’s the New Blow Job

  • And that may involve a little less mother-henning on the part of the United States, allowing the Iraqis to take a greater hand in forging their future.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2006

  • Opponents of the idea are quick to insist that no one is thinking about throwing the Sunnis under a bus, but they do say something has to change diplomatically and politically in Iraq, and that may involve a little less mother henning on the part of the United States, allowing the Iraqis to take a greater hand in forging their future.

    CNN Transcript Dec 12, 2006

  • It wasn't because Lauren was mother-henning him to death.

    Tanner Ties

  • But now that he thought about it, she didn't seem to notice anything except his increasing protectiveness - "mother-henning," she called it.

    Winds Of Fate

  • "Of course everyone may come who wants to," Inez condescended, "but juniors usually don't enjoy henning (shopping)."

    Jane Allen, Junior

  • "And what am I to back?" said I, laughing -- "a full plume, a long, soft hackle, a squirrel-tail, a long-thighed, in-kneed, weak-beaked, coarse-headed henning-fowl selected by you?"

    The Reckoning

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