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synonyms for caressing

  • clutch
  • cuddle
  • fondle
  • graze
  • kiss
  • massage
  • nuzzle
  • pat
  • rub
  • brush
  • buss
  • clinch
  • coddle
  • cosset
  • dandle
  • embrace
  • feel
  • handle
  • hug
  • mug
  • neck
  • nestle
  • pet
  • squeeze
  • stroke
  • toy
  • bear hug
  • make love
  • play around
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antonyms for caressing

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  • disbelieve
  • let go
  • release
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How to use caressing in a sentence

There was a caressing tenderness in her voice as she said it, but whether for himself or for another he could not tell.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Bruder Schliemann's long white fingers were caressing the keys to some purpose.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She almost whispered the words, but he heard her, and to him there was something caressing in her tone.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Gradually, however, the girl became calmer, her manner to Georgie got softer and more caressing.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Arnold nodded thoughtfully; his fingers moved unconscious and caressing across the edge of the desk.
WE'RE FRIENDS, NOWHENRY HASSE
His words had been more fraternal than lover-like; but she had lost their exact sense in the caressing warmth of his voice.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
Her other hand restrained with a soft caressing movement Joey's approaches to the saucer.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
Though she hates me for a thousand reasons she is always caressing me in the hope of turning me against my uncles.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
"Not as you would, my darling," he replied, holding her close and caressing her with great tenderness.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
On the island shore lay Lamont, rifle to shoulder, his cheek caressing the stock, head leaning over as though in sleep.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
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WORDS RELATED TO CARESSING

  • caressing
  • embracing
  • love-making
  • making out
  • necking
  • parking
  • petting
  • spooning
  • sucking face
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