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adjective as in indulgent; serving

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As Cooke points out, males and females share the same neural circuitry, leading to fascinating experiments that stimulate certain nerve cells to flip male mice from infanticidal to doting dads.

Although Perillo has a busy job overseeing a $24 million budget and keeping up with his mayoral duties, he appears to be a doting grandfather to four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In the 1980s and ’90s, he was the subject of doting media profiles touting his innovative methods.

He was a doting and loving father who read the Lord of the Rings books aloud to his children each night before they went to sleep.

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Her strict but doting father sent her to elite private girls’ schools and Smith College.

He is also said to have been a good father and now a doting grandfather.

There are the doting mother, wild brother, and distant father.

The Moscow regime is denying them a chance; a chance at an extraordinary life with doting parents in a wealthier country.

Even her husband, a gruff French surgeon who is more “Tiger Mom” than doting dad, thought the email was a bit curt.

Put another way, they are what every doting parent wants their precocious toddler to grow up to become.

Xenie had small need for these things in the lonely life to which she found herself condemned by her foolish, doting old husband.

For what else did she stand at the head of her class, and had doting parents paid three years' tuition?

Everybody but the doting old Duchess knew him to be a bully, a coward, and a knave.

Once he sat doting beside her at twilight on a bench of the wide gallery while his sister, near by, kept guard over their talk.

She merely consented to make him useful, much as she might a convenient and altogether doting but uninteresting grandmother.


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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to doting, such as: adoring, affectionate, loving, devoted, fascinated, and struck.

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