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affection

noun admiration, adoration, ardor, attachment, closeness, devotion, endearment, excitation of feeling, fancy, feeling, fervor, firm attachment, fondness, fullness of heart, inclination, infatuation, kindness, love, mutual attraction, partiality, passion, penchant, pietas, popular regard, proneness, regard, sentiment, sentimental attachment, sentimentality, state of excitement, tender feellng, tender passion, tenderness, understanding, warmth, zealous attachment
Associated concepts: alienation of affection
See also: affinity, benevolence, predilection, predisposition, regard

AFFECTION, contracts. The making over, pawning, or mortgaging a thing to assure the payment of a sum of money, or the discharge of some other duty or service. Techn. Diet.

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A surprise guest was funnyman John Bishop who was affectionally bullied into ditching the wisecracks for the guitar and a discordant singalong of Daydream Believer.
The 42-year-old - affectionally called 'Mandrew' by her mates - stunned staff at Thornton and Ross pharmaceuticals company with her makeover to raise money for a cancer charity in memory of her dad.
Rachel Anne Davies, affectionally known as Raid, originally from Caernarfon, died at her home in Colchester in September after suffering a seizure caused by her epilepsy.
The robot, affectionally named Mr Asahi, made an appearance at Asda in Cardiff to promote a brand of Japanese larger.
Affectionally known as Killer by fans during his important stint as skipper back in the early 1990s, the no-nonsense centre-back was hailed as an inspiration to Newcastle after helping to rescue the Mags back in 1992 when Third Division football was looking on the cards for the first time ever.
A seven iron to 10 feet at the fifth - affectionally known as Carter's Folly - led to the first two of his round, while he canned a 16-footer at the seventh after a five iron tee shot and then he chipped in for a birdie two at the 10th.
Hancock, affectionally known as `The Lad', was just 44.
Suffragettes fought for women's right to vote A Model T Ford, affectionally known as the Tin Lizzie Winston Churchill, left of the two top-hatted men, looks on during the Sidney Street siege in London HMS Antrim in the Mersey during the Great Strike August 1911 Picture: Maritime Museum
There, on what's known affectionally as the curry mile, are 70 Indian restaurants.
The acclaimed "An evening with Ricky Hatton" show will be at St David's Hall next Thursday, January 22, offering fans a rare insight into the life of the Mancunian fighter affectionally known as the "Hitman.
Since Woolworths, affectionally known as Woolies, went into administration at the end of last year stock was reduced by up to 70%.