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fawn -- as in: fawned all over her
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Candide
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  • Among those who did him the honours of the town was a little Abbe of Perigord, one of those busybodies who are ever alert, officious, forward, fawning, and complaisant; who watch for strangers in their passage through the capital, tell them the scandalous history of the town, and offer them pleasure at all prices.

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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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