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- She doted on her eldest son and her youngest girl (a child of six), whom others thought her two naughtiest children.Book 2 — Old and Young (17% in)
- 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.Book 2 — Old and Young (29% in)
- 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.Book 3 — Waiting for Death (40% in)
- "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."Book 5 — The Dead Hand (28% in)
- 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."Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (45% in)
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