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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOTE UPON

Well, what will women not swear to, to save those they dote upon!'

Besides, by partial fondness shown, Like you, we dote upon our own.

"Yet it would be classical to dote upon a mermaid," Caius murmured.

As to the women, they dote upon him: not even your red-coat is so successful.

All this is nothing; because all these men, and thousands of others, dote upon you.

But the General really had reason to dote upon these shirts.

Her heart is full of love, and all who know her dote upon her.

It does not compel us to dote upon the advantages of savage life.

So with our horses and dogs: we think we dote upon them, but we do not really love them.

That they should dote upon terrestrial things was not to be wondered at.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to be feeble-minded from age," from Middle Low German doten "be foolish," of unknown origin. Meaning "to be infatuated" is from late 15c. Related: Doted; dotes; doting.

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