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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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GATHERING: Old and new Land Rovers will be travelling to Gaydon, led by one of the original 1948 vehicles, affectionately known as Old Hughie (top, left)
Stephanie Lloyd--formerly Keith Hull--has founded what is now affectionately known inside the transvestite circuit as the TV Hotel, a luxurious estate on 4,000 sprawling acres in--of all places--North Wales.
Its affectionately humorous twenty-first-century conception has some cartoon touches, such as child monsters in spider costumes and slow-motion running with Kaschei's egg.
Qwill, as he is affectionately known, has gathered 27 tales pertinent to Moose County, unusual and eclectic folklore handed down from generation to generation.
The Bug, as it is affectionately known, is to be sold as some restoration work needs doing - and Frances wants a more modern vehicle.
He was presented with a Steuben glass apple on a stand that was inscribed, "Ruben Klein, BRAB affectionately thanks you for your dedication, energy and accomplishments as our president and mentor and for your contributions to housing in the Big Apple.
Our family is proud to fulfill the wish of my great Uncle Wick, as we affectionately called him as children, and bring these bits of glass back to light as a memorial exhibit for all to see," said nephew Bruce McDonald, a San Francisco restaurateur.
In contemplating death with this piece, it appears that the famously cantankerous and complex Altman felt freed to simply and affectionately indulge one of his life's great passions.
A graduate of the Choreographic School in Kiev and former soloist with the Kiev State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Tumey, as she is affectionately known, came to SAB in 1949 at the invitation of George Balanchine.
Johannesburg, more affectionately known as Jo'burg, can be described as South Africa's financial, commercial, and cultural powerhouse.
This momentous event signifies the recognition of Cantor Helfgot's extraordinary talent as on par with opera's most accomplished singers, and the burgeoning popularity of what is affectionately known as "Jewish soul music.
He was short in stature and people at work affectionately called him 'the little dude.