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His anger changed to meekness, and his words were mild and fawning.

Zack spoke sympathetically as the dog, fawning, came closer.

He did not like his spells of fawning loquacity and bursts of resentfulness.

The voice of Emil Tesla, eager, fawning, had yet another quality in it.

He accused them of fawning on the rich and despising the poor.

Fawning upon the Lhari that way, yet they're as human as we are!

To which the other replied, "That fawning was the property of a cur as well as barking."

The Master said, To worship the ghosts of men not akin to us is fawning.

The Master said: Serve the king with all courtesy, men call it fawning.

Cringing and fawning, the outlaw heard what he was required to do.

WORD ORIGIN

"young deer," mid-14c., from Anglo-French (late 13c.), Old French faon, feon "young animal" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fetonem (nominative *feto), from Latin fetus "an offspring" (see fetus). Still used of the young of any animal in King James I's private translation of the Psalms, but mainly of deer from 15c. Color use is 1881.

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