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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARESSES

Fido knew that, for there were caresses in every stroke of the dimpled hands.

She aggravated him with all manner of caresses and endearments.

In spite of this she was fond of caresses, devoted to her husband, and had several children.

Valentine took hold of them, sat them on her lap, and half stifled them with caresses.

They struggled in this manner with a rattling in their throats, writhing in the horror of their caresses.

For an instant she lay quiet in his embrace, receiving, if not responding to his caresses.

His words, his tears and caresses, came from the bottom of his heart.

We indulged in caresses which were no longer innocent, as we well knew.

After these caresses, the princess proceeded to compliment the superioress.

And yet I worked on, stolidly, and bore the caresses of the man who was so soon to be my husband.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from French caresser, from Italian carezzare "to cherish," from carezza "endearment" (see caress (n.)). Related: Caressed; caressing.