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And Dick took Mary's hand in a warm clasp, pressed it tenderly.

His eyes were so tenderly regardful that—I could not help it.

She took the young girl in her arms, and tenderly kissed her forehead.

There was a short silence, when a voice called her tenderly.

After this she would be on her guard, forestall Martin, do tenderly what he would do harshly.

"It is beautiful," said Charmides and turned away, holding it tenderly in his hand.

"Thy mother's soul has passed into mine," said the Moor, tenderly.

"This is yours," said Alice, tenderly, as he looked round the apartment.

"Don't cry, Goldilocks," he said tenderly, bending over her.

Little Dorrit's thoughtful eyes met hers, tenderly and quietly.

WORD ORIGIN

"soft, easily injured," early 13c., from Old French tendre "soft, delicate, tender" (11c.), from Latin tenerem (nominative tener) "soft, delicate, of tender age," from PIE *ten- "stretch" (see tenet). Meaning "kind, affectionate, loving" first recorded c.1300. Meaning "having the delicacy of youth, immature" is attested from early 14c. Tender-hearted first recorded 1530s.

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