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My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you — just report on you.
They all immediately got up to make room for him, and handed him a chair in a manner the most servile and fawning.
The principles of liberty were the scoff of every grinning courtier, and the Anathema Maranatha of every fawning dean.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
There was nothing fawning in his attitude; he conducted himself with the dignity of a fallen monarch.
FOUR AMERICAN INDIANSEDSON L. WHITNEY
Mr. Fogg, in the presence of Julius Marston, was properly obsequious, but not a bit fawning.
Again he calls upon his fawning admirers to annihilate Christianity, to hunt it down, to vilify it, to ruin it.
THE WAR UPON RELIGIONREV. FRANCIS A. CUNNINGHAM
The fawning of Society begins to pall after a week's experience of its cloying sweetness.
The Merle twin at this momentous meal sat as one enthroned, receiving tribute from fawning subjects.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
It takes courage for a young man to stand firmly erect while others are bowing and fawning for praise and power.
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Marina's obvious and fawning devotion to the older man seemed to bounce off Ansaldo without effect.
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