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doting
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  • The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid
    Will make or man or woman madly dote
    Upon the next live creature that it sees.
  • And as he errs, doting on Hermia’s eyes, So I, admiring of his qualities.
  • Demetrius, I’ll avouch it to his head, Made love to Nedar’s daughter, Helena, And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes, Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, Upon this spotted and inconstant man.
  • Demetrius, I’ll avouch it to his head, Made love to Nedar’s daughter, Helena, And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes, Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, Upon this spotted and inconstant man.
  • Demetrius, I’ll avouch it to his head, Made love to Nedar’s daughter, Helena, And won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes, Devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, Upon this spotted and inconstant man.
  • O, how I love thee! how I dote on thee!
  • But, my good lord, I wot not by what power,— But by some power it is,—my love to Hermia, Melted as the snow—seems to me now As the remembrance of an idle gawd Which in my childhood I did dote upon: And all the faith, the virtue of my heart, The object and the pleasure of mine eye, Is only Helena.
  • ] LYSANDER Helena, adieu: As you on him, Demetrius dote on you!
  • ] OBERON I wonder if Titania be awak’d; Then, what it was that next came in her eye, Which she must dote on in extremity.

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  • She has doting parents.
  • She dotes upon her children.

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