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fawn
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
fawned all over her
Definition
showing excessive flattery or affection
  • It is not the man but the uniform that makes the arrests, takes the insults or the fawning or (most common of all) the averted faces, the stares that pass through him.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (7% in)
  • Detached from mankind—thrust back with sharp insults or, simply, blank stares by those whose activities he indifferently impedes—fawned over by fools who, in an analogous situation, cannot walk past a sleeping dog without calling to it and holding out their fingers—smiled at by children who tomorrow will frown or fawn, like their parents—the policeman little by little slides away from whatever comfortable humanity he may once have shared with his neighbors.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (5% in)
  • As for Kleppmann, he liked making fools of people (though he did not like that or anything else in this world very much), and his wife not only provided a willing subject, as quick to sit up and beg as any fawning, stinking lap dog, but also helped him to make fools of other people.
    14 — The Wilderness (58% in)

There are no more uses of "fawn" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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  • Detached from mankind—thrust back with sharp insults or, simply, blank stares by those whose activities he indifferently impedes—fawned over by fools who, in an analogous situation, cannot walk past a sleeping dog without calling to it and holding out their fingers—smiled at by children who tomorrow will frown or fawn, like their parents—the policeman little by little slides away from whatever comfortable humanity he may once have shared with his neighbors.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (5% in)

There are no more uses of "fawn" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®