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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOTING

And how comes it she's so afraid of the soldiers, if she's doting?

Her hands were fumbling with the clothes of this doting rival.

I was pleased to notice that her nudity did not this time appeal to my doting madness.

The Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.

I was never able to tell my fond and doting mother that I, like her, had taken a prize.

But for her to disregard the wishes of her own doting father was not to be thought of.

The trouble with the editor of the Express is, he had a doting ma.

Your words, my liege, do but show how old and weak and doting you are.

And if he be not at home, why should you lay a cover for him, you doting fool?

Fibsy, likewise was unprovided with parents, and lived with a doting aunt.

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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