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


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  • Judy Ray lavishes description around the subjects of her observations that are often common in their nature, but elevates their substance with her gentle compassion.

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  • Meanwhile, Michael Barone's op-ed " The Great Lone Star Migration " Jan. 8 lavishes praise on Texas while scoffing at the folly of "liberal political scientists who hoped and expected that America would become less like Texas and more like New York, with bigger government, higher taxes and more unions."

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  • * But media rewards "serious" governors who cut, cut, cut: As E.J. Dionne notes today, the national media lavishes attention on governors who are simply trying to cut everything in sight, and are ignoring other governors who are bravely embracing tax hikes as part of the solutions to their fiscal woes.

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  • JLo lavishes him with faint praise: "You did a good job, baby, you did all you could do."

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  • It doesn't use the word "socialist," but it lavishes praise on her ability to put her on the neck of corporations, then turn around and shower voters with a bonus check.

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  • "State advances, private sector retreats" disadvantages private enterprise in a number of ways and lavishes credit, subsidies and favorable regulations on state-owned enterprises.

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  • He lavishes attention on it from afar and proud Chicago pines for its hometown hero, though the two rarely see each other.

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  • He lavishes her with everything he thinks she needs, and for a while, after so many bad relationships, it feels pretty nice to be treated so well.

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  • Compared to them, on whom he lavishes advice, the Democrats at least acknowledge it and are trying to do something rather than try to figure out ways to exploit it for political gain.


  • He lavishes a great deal of attention — again, rightly — on the comfortable cabins and their well-appointed bathrooms, which featured an ice-water spigot.

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