I will go out of my way to caress one who shows any desire to be friendly.
He would have taken her in his arms again, but she evaded the caress.
Men in his condition were apt to be as quick with a blow as with a caress.
A word of consolation, a caress, even from her mother, would have distressed her.
It had been so long since such a touch had thrilled him, so long since any ...