from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tender or sentimental feeling: has a soft spot for stray animals.
- n. A weak or vulnerable point: a soft spot in the nation's defense strategy.
- n. See fontanel.
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- n. A sentimental fondness or affection.
- n. A point of vulnerability in a defence
- n. A fontanelle
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
- n. a sentimental affection
- n. a place of especial vulnerability
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“I figured you would have a soft spot for the waitstaff here.”
I'd always have a soft spot for RKI, however: the cash bonus they'd given me last July, prompted by my saving them from a disastrous situation, had put McCone Investigations in business.
According to Ludmila the bookkeeper, he has a soft spot for the waitresses at our café.
The blade pressed hard, moving seductively against the column of her neck, lingering at the soft spot between her collarbones.
"'Penrod' is a book that hits the soft spot in the heart of every man who can remember that he was a boy once himself, and among boyhood classics is deserving of a high Place."
And maybe she was just one of those stupid women who were hung up on tough-looking guys, men with an edge, who, if you observed a little more closely, had a twinkle in their eyes and a soft spot in their hearts.
He meant it; he kept a soft spot for Mr. Pyke, who had raised his hand in farewell the moment the plane took off, and who had, perhaps, at heart, been rather touched.
Firada had a soft spot for her nephew, and as the evening passed into night, the consultation changed into a family discussion.
For some reason Alexander had a soft spot for Harpalus and not only allowed this scoundrel to return to his camp but once again set him in charge of his treasury, now a much more lucrative position since his victory over Darius and conquest of Egypt.
Luckily, Jonellen has a great sense of humor and a soft spot in her heart for fools.