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The Brothers Karamazov
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fawn -- as in: fawned all over her
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • She hastened to make the acquaintance of the teachers and their wives, even made up to Kolya’s schoolfellows, and fawned upon them in the hope of thus saving Kolya from being teased, laughed at, or beaten by them.
  • He was surrounded by people congratulating him and fawning upon him.
  • Freedom, free thought and science, will lead them into such straits and will bring them face to face with such marvels and insoluble mysteries, that some of them, the fierce and rebellious, will destroy themselves, others, rebellious but weak, will destroy one another, while the rest, weak and unhappy, will crawl fawning to our feet and whine to us: "Yes, you were right, you alone possess His mystery, and we come back to you, save us from ourselves!"

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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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