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  • Cap dotes on 'em, and ever since my Scout ran off last summer I've only had the one dog.†   (source)
  • Now, whenever we visit my relatives, all of whom dote on my husband, I realize that he didn't marry me despite my tribe, he married me because of them.†   (source)
  • That being said, I loved her food, and I enjoyed even more the simple pleasure of being doted on.†   (source)
  • But do not let a mother's doting cloud your sense.†   (source)
  • She was a good mom who doted on her young son.†   (source)
  • Husbands who doted on their mothers and wouldn't spend a rupiah on them, the wives.†   (source)
  • And obediently, Dumbledore drank, as though it was an anti-dote Harry offered him, but upon draining the goblet, he sank to his knees, shaking uncontrollably.†   (source)
  • But at least Arobynn had an excuse for being equal parts tyrannical and doting.†   (source)
  • I guess around the time my sister was born, I started to notice other kids around me with dads and then there was my little sister with a dad that doted on her, and I wanted one, too.†   (source)
  • A sweet little girl; the young lord of Storm's End had doted on her.†   (source)
  • She was usually able to ignore the jealousy she had toward her stepsisters—how Adri doted on them, how soft their hands were—especially when Peony was the only human friend she had.†   (source)
  • And she may dote on it now—I am sure she does—and thinks to kill me, then to take my place.†   (source)
  • …from a job for one too many ill-advised remarks; those breeder cracks hadn't gone over too well at the office) and, far from the conventional "melting into goo" wisdom, he'd never been able to stand kids or babies either, much less the whole doting-parent scene, dumbly-smiling women feeling up their own bellies and guys with infants bound to their chests, would go outside to smoke or else skulk darkly at the margins looking like a drug pusher whenever he was forced to attend any sort…†   (source)
  • Women in cells at the other end tell Malachy he's gorgeous and the twins are dotes.†   (source)
  • Enrique clings to his daddy, who dotes on him.†   (source)
  • A widower, Sloan seemed to care for only one person-his daughter, Katrina, on whom he doted.†   (source)
  • Mameh doted on him, but Tateh put the fear of God into him.†   (source)
  • Who had not even escaped slavery--had, in fact, been bought out of it by a doting son and driven to the Ohio River in a wagon--free papers folded between her breasts (driven by the very man who had been her master, who also paid her resettlement fee--name of Garner), and rented a house with two floors and a well from the Bodwins-- the white brother and sister who gave Stamp Paid, Ella and John clothes, goods and gear for runaways because they hated slavery worse than they hated slaves.†   (source)
  • He was not an overly doting father, and yet he never objected to them jumping on him, grabbing him.†   (source)
  • "She dotes on him," Gilpin said, scribbling in a notebook.†   (source)
  • A doting aunt who looked for any opportunity to bond with her niece and nephew, Jenny was dying to go.†   (source)
  • This, it seemed to me, was my chance to dote on him.†   (source)
  • But who could control Jaimito, only son of his doting mother, unquestioned boss of his five sisters!†   (source)
  • I'd have been typical one hundred per cent Maycomb; I would have lived out my little life and given you grandchildren to dote on; I would have spread out like Aunty, fanned myself on the front porch, and died happy.†   (source)
  • She doted on changing hats at every opportunity.†   (source)
  • But wherever he goes, he remembers how I dote on tiny things.†   (source)
  • As a child, Luma was doted on by her family, sometimes to an extraordinary degree.†   (source)
  • She had two kids of her own, Yennifer and Bienvenido, but she didn't dote on them the way she doted on me.†   (source)
  • It included a wife he loved and two children he doted on, a job that tested his intellect, and sufficient financial independence to choose his own path.†   (source)
  • July doted on Elmira.†   (source)
  • The teachers doted on Dai Manju, giving her old bits of pencils and scraps of paper, hoping to support her studies, and they introduced us to her when we first visited the school.†   (source)
  • If I didn't know better, I'd suspect that he was a doting father come to call on his young daughter, not his future wife.†   (source)
  • The combined entourage checked in at the Waldorf, where politicians and military brass doted on them.†   (source)
  • I liked to play in the graveyard after service; I liked my parents' pre- and post-commentary in the car; I liked being doted on by parishioners; and I loved, absolutely was infatuated with, Myra Narbonne.†   (source)
  • But then I finally saw her coming through the side doors of the lobby, her hair beneath her bonnet brim sparkling from the light rain, the child rushing as if on a mischievous escapade, lighting the faces of doting men and women as she mounted the grand staircase and passed me, as if she hadn't seen me at all.†   (source)
  • They doted kittenishly on Nately and deferred passively to Aarfy, but they thought Yossarian was crazy and recoiled from him with distasteful contempt each time he made an indecent proposal or tried to fondle them when they passed on the stairs.†   (source)
  • His characteristics are to be sturdy, gallant, and thoughtful, while your sheep nature will cause you to dote on him.†   (source)
  • Smiling over cake like the doting granddaughter she really was.†   (source)
  • Not about making friends or doting on him or any of that stuff.†   (source)
  • The old woman called Sabina my daughter, but all indications would lead one to believe the opposite, namely, that Sabina was the mother and that her two children doted on her, worshipped her, would do anything she asked.†   (source)
  • What I need now is the antivirus, or an anti-dote.†   (source)
  • Small children care little for the material things that so impress adults; as long as both parents are doting, little else matters.†   (source)
  • Sister Federica doted on her father and gave him the smoothest shaves he'd ever had.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I think Jane and Kate believe I spent every waking moment doting on Allie.†   (source)
  • Among others, there was Jambo, whom his grandfather doted on, and Yanzobe, whose name means "Light-Skinned," and Yaruyange, "Beautiful Grasses."†   (source)
  • She probably lived here with her two doting parents and her 1.†   (source)
  • JFK is a doting father and husband who cherishes his family.†   (source)
  • Grandpa never could dote on two people at once.†   (source)
  • At ten, it isn't exactly easy to separate good touch from bad touch, proper love from improper love, doting daddy from perv.†   (source)
  • I could see how much they doted on each other.†   (source)
  • It isn't enough to treat her with the doting brutality of an apache dancer toward his partner—which she understands, incidentally, whether you think so or not.†   (source)
  • When he finally got a daughter of his own, he doted on her.†   (source)
  • The exterior and inward man fails to resemble GUIL: Draw him on to pleasures-glean what afflicts him. xos: Something more than his father's deathGUIL: He's always talking about us-there aren't two people living whom he dotes on more than us. tens: We cheer him up-find out what's the matter GUIL: Exactly, it's a matter of asking the right questions and giving away as little as we can.†   (source)
  • It still requires a great deal of work and attention and while Frank doted on it I have my own labor cut out for me here at the shipyard.†   (source)
  • I was born six months later and immediately became the darling of my doting grandmother.†   (source)
  • He reaches out with a foolish grin of doting affection and grabs his brother's hand.†   (source)
  • Beer was being passed around in cans, bets were being loudly settled and new bets made, about local and special subjects on which they all doted.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Crawford doted on the girl;   (source)
    doted = demonstrated love and uncritical affection
  • Their English was impressive, and we doted on one another's hairstyles and dresses.†   (source)
  • You know how your dear father Zeus dotes on such creatures.†   (source)
  • Aunt Wee also had two small children, which gave me three little kids to dote on.†   (source)
  • Think she act funny, look old and dote on that little white gal she raise.†   (source)
  • I had to look like the relieved, doting husband until I knew which way things were going to go.†   (source)
  • A dote, she says, and look at them gorgeous goldy curls.†   (source)
  • The little girl dote on Sofia, always stick up for her.†   (source)
  • I'd been so sweet and doting just last night, at my mandatory meeting in our pretend fort.†   (source)
  • I just always doted on him, I babied him—how could you not?†   (source)
  • Howard doted on them as if they were his own children.†   (source)
  • The First Lady likes to think of herself as a traditional wife and dotes on her husband.†   (source)
  • Do you take me for some doting grandfather?†   (source)
  • In fact one of them's an old maid to this day because she doted on Dad.†   (source)
  • He would scarcely talk to the girls, both of whom doted on him.†   (source)
  • Herb was launched on what was to be a lifelong career as doting father.†   (source)
  • These dogs she doted on and treated not as equals to her servants but as superiors, and by several ranks at that.†   (source)
  • We had a very quiet birthday tea, just us and old Bathilda who has always been sweet to us and who dotes on Harry.†   (source)
  • But Zalmai worshipped his father, and, because he did, he was transformed when his father was around to dote on him.†   (source)
  • Invariably, these were rooms in private homes run by sweet Irish widows who doted on us, served us tea, turned down our sheets, and always seemed to ask us the same question, "So, would you two be planning to start a family soon?"†   (source)
  • Dona Leila had always doted on her daughter-in-law, so much so that Dede sometimes worried that Leila's five daughters would resent her.†   (source)
  • The woman says, Lord, he's a dote.†   (source)
  • In awhile there are voices downstairs and there is talk of tea, sherry, lemonade, buns, and isn't that child the loveliest little fella in the world, little Alphie, foreign name but still an' all still an' all not a sound outa him the whole time he's that good-natured God bless him sure he'll live forever with the sweetness that's in him the little dote spittin' image of his mother his father his grandma his little brothers dead an' gone.†   (source)
  • Nettie dote on Miss Beasley.†   (source)
  • Sweet, doting, loving Nick is gone.†   (source)
  • Boney was taking turns playing different female characters: powerful woman, doting caregiver, to see what got the best results.†   (source)
  • Doting on me.†   (source)
  • We are bringing our vintage sofa—our broad old chesterfield that Dad calls our pet, we dote on it so much.†   (source)
  • The press doted on him.†   (source)
  • You mean a great deal to both of us, and I expect you to be around to act the doting uncle for our child.†   (source)
  • All the serving wenches doted on him.†   (source)
  • Lincoln dotes on her.†   (source)
  • You dote upon her words as if each one were a diamond, and your gaze lingers upon her as if you were starving and she a grand feast arrayed an inch beyond your reach.†   (source)
  • Lady Lysa doted on Marillion, and had banished two serving girls and even a page for telling lies about him.†   (source)
  • He has a son he dotes on.†   (source)
  • Hassan too doted on his eldest child.†   (source)
  • She had two kids of her own, Yennifer and Bienvenido, but she didn't dote on them the way she doted on me.†   (source)
  • "I realize the guest list might not be exactly what you'd have come up with, but could you please just allow me a little time to dote on you and brag to the world that my s …. well, that you're turning fifteen?"†   (source)
  • Eventually the butcher retired, moved in with his son, and began doting on his grandson, who brought big joy to that home.†   (source)
  • Nudge doted on Fang.†   (source)
  • He dotes on his children, letting Jackie be the disciplinarian, and takes unbridled pleasure in being close to them.†   (source)
  • He dotes on her.†   (source)
  • He drank whiskey every night and disappointed my mother, but both my sisters doted on him like he was the only man.†   (source)
  • No doting old concierge but a series of reptilian desk clerks, each with the verdigris hue of creatures deprived of daylight, mounted guard over the lobby where one small lightbulb pulsed dimly overhead; they also operated the single creaking elevator, and they coughed a lot and scratched in hemorrhoidal misery during the interminable ascent to the fourth floor and the cubbyhole where, night after night that spring, I immured myself like a half-mad anchorite.†   (source)
  • Childless, she doted on children and rarely left the house without dragging Doris or me behind her to introduce us to the marvels of urban living.†   (source)
  • Eva was mad for the flute, and after four months or so Zaorski had begun to dote on the little girl, amazed at her natural gift, fussed over her as if she were a prodigy (which she might have been), another Landowska, another Paderewski, another Polish offering to music's pantheon—and finally even refused the trifling amount that Sophie was able to pay.†   (source)
  • Then he had gone meekly to his imprisonment, casting a last long, doting look upon her.†   (source)
  • His mind was very clear, not doting, but sad and old.†   (source)
  • She dotes on milk.†   (source)
  • Wang Lung could not cease from his thought of what his youngest son had said of Pear Blossom and he watched the maid incessantly as she came and went and without his knowing it the thought of her filled his mind and he doted on her.†   (source)
  • They dote on noise S They love to bang things around 1 You must have had lots of banging around in the army, and now that you're out, you make up for it by treating inanimate objects with such a. fury!†   (source)
  • Melanie especially doted on him.†   (source)
  • Scarlett O'Hara, with the County at her feet, a hundred slaves to do her bidding, the wealth of Tara like a wall behind her and doting parents anxious to grant any desire of her heart.†   (source)
  • And in her tone of voice he had read a picture of twenty years' desertion, realizing for the first time that during all that period she had been following his career of chivalry like a schoolchild doting on the batsman Hobbs.†   (source)
  • No one except the doting father could see anything beautiful about her, but the neighbors were charitable enough to say that all ugly babies turned out pretty, eventually.†   (source)
  • Aunt Pittypat had been christened Sarah Jane Hamilton sixty years before, but since the long-past day when her doting father had fastened his nickname upon her, because of her airy, restless, pattering little feet, no one had called her anything else.†   (source)
  • "Sure," said I. "A rowdy kid like that is just the kind that parents dote on.†   (source)
  • Heathcliff, I'm proud to show you, at last, somebody that dotes on you more than myself.†   (source)
  • Sallie says they are very intimate now, and the old man quite dotes on them.†   (source)
  • 'Hold your tongue, you doting idiot!' said the matron sternly.†   (source)
  • He doted on her boy — tenderly doted on him!†   (source)
  • That false prudence which dotes on health and wealth is the butt and merriment of heroism.†   (source)
  • 'Me who dote upon her with the demdest ardour!†   (source)
  • What could I do, but kiss away her tears, and tell her how I doted on her, after that!†   (source)
  • Even if he had doted on me, the devilish nature would have revealed its existence somehow.†   (source)
  • Every luxury that money could buy, including christening, had been lavished on you by your fond and doting parents.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 18 Miss Knag, after doting on Kate Nickleby for three whole Days, makes up her Mind to hate her for evermore.†   (source)
  • There were brilliant ladies about London who perfectly doted on him, my dear, as the most charming creature and the most delightful person, who would have been shocked to find themselves so close to him if they could have known on what sights those thoughtful eyes of his had rested within an hour or two, and near to whose beds, and under what roofs, his composed figure had stood.†   (source)
  • There was a show of gratitude and worship in his attachment to my mother, differing wholly from the doting fondness of age, for it was inspired by reverence for her virtues and a desire to be the means of, in some degree, recompensing her for the sorrows she had endured, but which gave inexpressible grace to his behaviour to her.†   (source)
  • He dotes upon the children to the last and remembers the commission he has undertaken for an absent friend.†   (source)
  • Now then, it did exist, this was an undeniable fact; and since the human mind dotes on objects of wonder, you can understand the worldwide excitement caused by this unearthly apparition.†   (source)
  • With all her splendid common sense and practical everyday ability, Roxy was a doting fool of a mother.†   (source)
  • Because, up to this time, he seemed to dote upon her,' said Childers, taking a step or two to look into the empty trunk.†   (source)
  • How she will dote on her children!†   (source)
  • He would make that foxy old courtier feel that the responsibility for all the calamities that would follow the abandonment of the city and the ruin of Russia (as Rostopchin regarded it) would fall upon his doting old head.†   (source)
  • We will go to Palestine, where Conrade, Marquis of Montserrat, is my friend—a friend free as myself from the doting scruples which fetter our free-born reason—rather with Saladin will we league ourselves, than endure the scorn of the bigots whom we contemn.†   (source)
  • That dissembling abominable varlet, Diomed, has got that same scurvy, doting, foolish young knave in his helm.†   (source)
  • She doted on her eldest son and her youngest girl (a child of six), whom others thought her two naughtiest children.†   (source)
  • In his secret heart he yearned to have Maggie with him, and was almost ready to dote on her exasperating acts of forgetfulness; though, when he was at home, he always represented it as a great favor on his part to let Maggie trot by his side on his pleasure excursions.†   (source)
  • She was quite disappointed that Mr. Sedley was not married; she was sure Amelia had said he was, and she doted so on little children.†   (source)
  • The poor fellow dotes on you, and when a man has ra'ally set his heart on such a creatur' it isn't a Mingo, or even a Delaware gal, that'll be likely to unsettle his mind.†   (source)
  • She doted on him.†   (source)
  • Poor mamma indeed was an object to touch any creature born of woman; and Mr. Vincy, who doted on his wife, was more alarmed on her account than on Fred's.†   (source)
  • I dote upon it.†   (source)
  • We spent the whole day of February 22 in the Sargasso Sea, where fish that dote on marine plants and crustaceans find plenty to eat.†   (source)
  • "Well, then," said Bois-Guilbert, "I will speak as freely as ever did doting penitent to his ghostly father, when placed in the tricky confessional.†   (source)
  • This charmed the doting Mrs. Pratt, who realized now, "as she had never done before," she said, what a sensitive and delicate nature her darling had, and how he adored his poor uncle.†   (source)
  • The Wahcondah teaches us to love the life he gives; but it is as men love their hunts, and their dogs, and their carabines, and not with the doting that a mother looks upon her infant.†   (source)
  • Finding it impossible to suppress those yawns by any other process than conversation, she compliments Mrs. Rouncewell on her son, declaring that he positively is one of the finest figures she ever saw and as soldierly a looking person, she should think, as what's his name, her favourite Life Guardsman —the man she dotes on, the dearest of creatures—who was killed at Waterloo.†   (source)
  • I ought to have gone without a word to the poor dear doting old creature, and taken her out of the hands of that ninny Briggs, and that harpy of a femme de chambre.†   (source)
  • It was his large-hearted indulgence that made him ignore his mother's hardness towards her daughters, which was the more striking from its contrast with her doting fondness towards himself; he held it no virtue to frown at irremediable faults.†   (source)
  • Death snatches away many blooming children, the only hopes of their doting parents; how many brides and youthful lovers have been one day in the bloom of health and hope, and the next a prey for worms and the decay of the tomb!†   (source)
  • He had room in his heart only for two idols — his wife and himself: he doted on both, and adored one, and I couldn't conceive how he would bear the loss.†   (source)
  • Wilson refused to suspect Tom; for first, Tom couldn't murder anybody—he hadn't character enough; secondly, if he could murder a person he wouldn't select his doting benefactor and nearest relative; thirdly, self-interest was in the way; for while the uncle lived, Tom was sure of a free support and a chance to get the destroyed will revived again, but with the uncle gone, that chance was gone too.†   (source)
  • As to Captain Lydgate himself, his low brow, his aquiline nose bent on one side, and his rather heavy utterance, might have been disadvantageous in any young gentleman who had not a military bearing and mustache to give him what is doted on by some flower-like blond heads as "style."†   (source)
  • There are a thousand ways in which you can show your dislike of these preposterous and doting attentions.†   (source)
  • His eyes wandered in vacancy, for they had lost their charm and their delight—his Elizabeth, his more than daughter, whom he doted on with all that affection which a man feels, who in the decline of life, having few affections, clings more earnestly to those that remain.†   (source)
  • Don't it make him, perhaps, a little more remiss than usual in his visits to his blindly-doting — eh?'†   (source)
  • Perhaps his grandpapa, not the bankrupt one, who is almost doting, but Mr. Osborne, of Russell Square, may be induced to relent towards the child of your friend, HIS ERRING AND SELF-WILLED SON.†   (source)
  • "Very well, Doctor Grave-face," said Rosy, dimpling, "I will declare in future that I dote on skeletons, and body-snatchers, and bits of things in phials, and quarrels with everybody, that end in your dying miserably."†   (source)
  • I was vain of his commendations, and softened towards the being by whose means I earned them, and thus Hindley lost his last ally: still I couldn't dote on Heathcliff, and I wondered often what my master saw to admire so much in the sullen boy; who never, to my recollection, repaid his indulgence by any sign of gratitude.†   (source)
  • I heard of the difference of sexes, and the birth and growth of children, how the father doted on the smiles of the infant, and the lively sallies of the older child, how all the life and cares of the mother were wrapped up in the precious charge, how the mind of youth expanded and gained knowledge, of brother, sister, and all the various relationships which bind one human being to another in mutual bonds.†   (source)
  • Misgivings Rebecca had; but she remembered all Miss Crawley had said; the old lady's avowed contempt for birth; her daring liberal opinions; her general romantic propensities; her almost doting attachment to her nephew, and her repeatedly expressed fondness for Rebecca herself.†   (source)
  • I am not at all polite, now, to the Misses Nettingalls' young ladies, and shouldn't dote on any of them, if they were twice as many and twenty times as beautiful.†   (source)
  • 'As to its being preposterous, and doting, and ridiculous,' thought Mrs Nickleby, communing with herself in her own room, 'I don't see that, at all.†   (source)
  • She dotes upon you so (you naughty, good-for-nothing man), that she would pardon you ANYTHING: and, indeed, I believe, the next place in her heart is mine: and that she would be miserable without me.†   (source)
  • Once she asked for a particular ballad, which she said her Ury (who was yawning in a great chair) doted on; and at intervals she looked round at him, and reported to Agnes that he was in raptures with the music.†   (source)
  • She's my wife, my doting little wife.†   (source)
  • The notion of murder was absurd: no motive was discoverable, the young couple being understood to dote on each other; and it was not unprecedented that an accidental slip of the foot should have brought these grave consequences.†   (source)
  • I'll set him up in a shop; or order my portrait of him, you know; or speak to my cousin, the Bishop and I'll doter Becky, and we'll have a wedding, Briggs, and you shall make the breakfast, and be a bridesmaid."†   (source)
  • 'My family!' hiccuped Mr Squeers, raising his eye to the ceiling: 'my daughter, as is at that age when all the sensibilities is a-coming out strong in blow—my son as is the young Norval of private life, and the pride and ornament of a doting willage—here's a shock for my family!†   (source)
  • To be allowed to call her 'Dora', to write to her, to dote upon and worship her, to have reason to think that when she was with other people she was yet mindful of me, seemed to me the summit of human ambition — I am sure it was the summit of mine.†   (source)
  • Newman gave a nod, put it in his hat, and was shuffling away, when Gride, whose doting delight knew no bounds, beckoned him back again, and said, in a shrill whisper, and with a grin which puckered up his whole face, and almost obscured his eyes: 'Will you—will you take a little drop of something—just a taste?'†   (source)
  • I would go to the play, twice a week if I could: I dote upon it—only you're too affecting sometimes.†   (source)
  • To tell the truth, the good lady's opinion had been not a little influenced by her brother-in-law's appeal to her better understanding, and his implied compliment to her high deserts; and although she had dearly loved her husband, and still doted on her children, he had struck so successfully on one of those little jarring chords in the human heart (Ralph was well acquainted with its worst weaknesses, though he knew nothing of its best), that she had already begun seriously to consider…†   (source)
  • So altered—so faded—worn down by acute suffering of every kind! hardly could I believe the melancholy and sickly figure before me, to be the remains of the lovely, blooming, healthful girl, on whom I had once doted.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER I. How Merlin was assotted and doted on one of the ladies of the lake, and how he was shut in a rock under a stone and there died.†   (source)
  • I quite dote on her.†   (source)
  • "You are so like your dear brother," continued Isabella, "that I quite doted on you the first moment I saw you.†   (source)
  • Anon, as Sir Dinadan beheld him he said: That is the same doted knight that I saw lie by the well, neither sleeping nor waking.†   (source)
  • Marianne restored to life, health, friends, and to her doting mother, was an idea to fill her heart with sensations of exquisite comfort, and expand it in fervent gratitude;— but it lead to no outward demonstrations of joy, no words, no smiles.†   (source)
  • …Disherited, disinherited, Disparpled, scattered, Dispenses, expenses, Disperplyd, scattered, Dispoiled, stripped, Distained, sullied, dishonoured, Disworship, shame, Dole, gift of alms, Dole, sorrow, Domineth, dominates, rules, Don, gift, Doted, foolish, Doubted, redoubtable, Draughts, privities, secret interviews, recesses, Drenched, drowned, Dress, make ready, Dressed up, raised, Dretched, troubled in sleep, Dretching, being troubled in sleep, Dromounds, war vessels, Dure, endure,…†   (source)
  • doting on Marianne.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Jennings wrote to tell the wonderful tale, to vent her honest indignation against the jilting girl, and pour forth her compassion towards poor Mr. Edward, who, she was sure, had quite doted upon the worthless hussy, and was now, by all accounts, almost broken-hearted, at Oxford.†   (source)
  • It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.†   (source)
  • The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid
    Will make or man or woman madly dote
    Upon the next live creature that it sees.   (source)
    dote = love excessively
  • Indeed thou dotest and art not fit to govern a flock of sheep!†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-st" is dropped, so that where they said "Thou dotest" in older English, today we say "You dote."
  • The Moon shines fair; you may away by night: I'll in and haste the writer, and withal Break with your wives of your departure hence: I am afraid my daughter will run mad, So much she doteth on her Mortimer.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-th" is replaced by "-s", so that where they said "She doteth" in older English, today we say "She dotes."
  • Or leave him to lie untended?
    That would be mother's way—sensible as she is—
    all impulse, doting over some worthless stranger,
    turning a good man out to face the worst."
    "Please, child," his calm old nurse replied,
    "don't blame her—your mother's blameless this time.
    He sat and drank his wine till he'd had his fill.
    Food?†   (source)
  • …Aeolus,
    Hippotas' son, beloved by the gods who never die—
    a great floating island it was, and round it all
    huge ramparts rise of indestructible bronze
    and sheer rock cliffs shoot up from sea to sky.
    The king had sired twelve children within his halls,
    six daughters and six sons in the lusty prime of youth,
    so he gave his daughters as wives to his six sons.
    Seated beside their dear father and doting mother,
    with delicacies aplenty spread before them,
    they feast on forever ….†   (source)
  • But to be sure baby Boardman was as good as gold, a perfect little dote in his new fancy bib.†   (source)
  • I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious, Each moment and whatever happens thrills me with joy, I cannot tell how my ankles bend, nor whence the cause of my faintest wish, Nor the cause of the friendship I emit, nor the cause of the friendship I take again.†   (source)
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