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fawn -- as in: fawned all over her
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David Copperfield
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  • That mean, fawning fellow, worm himself into such promotion!’
  • ’And how do you think we are looking, Master Copperfield, — I should say, Mister?’ fawned Uriah.
  • He received me in his usual fawning way, and pretended not to have heard of my arrival from Mr. Micawber; a pretence I took the liberty of disbelieving.
  • ’You haven’t need to say so much, nor half so much, nor anything at all,’ observed Uriah, half defiant, and half fawning.
  • ’Present circumstances is not what your friends would wish for you, Mister Copperfield, but it isn’t money makes the man: it’s — I am really unequal with my umble powers to express what it is,’ said Uriah, with a fawning jerk, ’but it isn’t money!’
  • ’That’s the way to put it, you see, Master Copperfield!’ observed Uriah, with fawning and offensive pity.
  • A moment afterwards, he was as fawning and as humble as ever.

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  • She fawns all over her children.
  • It’s disgusting to watch her fawn over everything her boss says while she hopes for a promotion.

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