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Of course the child may cry, but that is simply because he has become over-particular through too much coddling.
No doubt you will wish to practise coddling the Ideal Husband a little longer before your classes begin.
THE REVOLTELLIS PARKER BUTLER
You might just as well advise nursing and coddling a nest of brown-tail moths—and we are spending good money to kill off moths.
Earth, he thought; Earth again, coddling and protecting aliens, forming them into a conspiracy against the humanoid worlds.
VICTORYLESTER DEL REY
Martin hesitated, protesting that there was "altogether too much of this coddling business" in the matter of Cameron's future.
CORPORAL CAMERONRALPH CONNOR
Bruce was proverbially a bad patient, and would never submit to what he called coddling.
THE HAUNTED ROOMA. L. O. E.
Now, I am here solely to give you a chance to repay your father and all the others for their love and care and coddling.
MAVIS OF GREEN HILLFAITH BALDWIN
Would mamma have ruined me, if she had kept on always coddling me, Mrs. Warrender?
A COUNTRY GENTLEMAN AND HIS FAMILYMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
Besides, I'm going to my mother; she will see that I need coddling.
THE HIGHER COURTMARY STEWART DAGGETT
No quantity of cod liver oil, no medicine, no coddling, will remove the tendency to "catch cold."

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