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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOFTY

The heap of money made a deep impression in the softy downy bed.

He was rich and kind, or rather as she told me "he was a softy."

The man who saw things neither was a softy, and no proper citizen.

“Not so sure of that, if Softy had charge of them,” said Tom.

"It's not us as 'ud make a softy of him," she said indignantly.

They had called him "Softy," and hinted at his being tied to his mother's apron-strings.

The "Softy" in his embarrassment was at a loss for an excuse for his presence.

The "Softy" appeared presently, leading the horse by the bridle.

"But he won't be back just yet awhile," said the "Softy," grinning.

They stood facing each other for a moment, and then Softy sprang at him.

WORD ORIGIN

also softie, 1863, "silly person," from soft (adj.) + -y (3). Meaning "soft-hearted person" is from 1886; that of "weak, unmanly or effeminate man" is from 1895. The Mister Softee soft ice-cream operation began in Philadelphia, U.S., in 1956.

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