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verb as in show excessive fondness

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So why does one species of dads dote over their children while the other bolts?

Sure, I like the going out to the restaurants and the the-ayters, and I dote on dancing; but—say—thats not all the game.

We'll all dote on him, hell be my reward If I dissemble.Lam.

It is long since the sick world began to dote and talk idly: would she had but doted still!

Oftentimes I forget my very name, so sharp a pang striking through my forehead that I dote and stare and forget all else.

If ever one creature did dote upon another, Mr. George loved that sweet child.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dote, such as: cherish, flatter, fuss over, nurture, praise, and adulate.

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