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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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There was no resisting this appeal; the captain, forthwith, furnished the coveted supply of powder and ball; but at the same time, put spurs to his very fine gift-horse, and the first trial of his speed was to get out of all further manifestation of friendship, on the part of the affectionate old patriarch and his insinuating family.
In a statement released by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Isobelle's family said: "Isobelle was a happy, fun-loving and affectionate girl who at 19 years of age was just finding her place in the world.
Very affectionate and loving and would like a home with older children.
Meow is a 7-year-old, handsome, incredibly affectionate Siamese-Burmese mix with dark chocolate markings and beautiful blue eyes.
Mr Sutcliffe said that they had owned the "extremely affectionate tabby" for four years.
My friends are really affectionate with their boyfriends, too but there's the odd one that'll say, 'Pass the sick bag' when they see some of our soppiest posts.
The 14 participants were presented videos showing a human, a robot and an inanimate object, again being treated in either an affectionate or in a violent way.
He added the life of faith can "only be effectively nurtured when the prevailing atmosphere is one of respectful and affectionate trust".
Is the teasing affectionate (sort of funny, sort of sweet) or mean (hurts your feelings)?
It soon starts to dawn on her that her affectionate feelings for him may not reside entirely in the past.
He is very affectionate and is waiting for the right owner to come and take him to his retirement home.
Shelter chief executive Leyla Rutter described George as a happy and affectionate cat.