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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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One of the world's most influential electric guitars, the Fender Stratocaster([R]) guitar once owned by Eric Clapton and affectionately known as BLACKIE([R]), will be recreated and made available to the public this November from Fender's renowned Custom Shop.
men's national team coach Bruce Arena and defender Eddie Pope, Columbus Crew and former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, UCLA men's coach Jorge Salcedo, the Chicago Fire coaching staff, former Galaxy star Mauricio Cienfuegos, the entire Galaxy and Chivas USA staff and rosters, and AEG president Tim Leiweke, who affectionately patted Hamilton's casket as he walked to the podium to speak.
Then, after Photoshop-ing away the subjects' identities, he would pen affectionately biting commentary about their decorating to go with each picture, like "That couch would look totally great if it was on fire being thrown from a bridge" and "Something wicker this way comes.
African Americans have thrived in Chitown, as it is affectionately known to locals, ever since a black man, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, founded a trading post in 1782.
at the Cathedral's giant grass lawn, affectionately called "The Green Mile" by parishioners.
But if you have deep pockets, there's always the wonderful true champagne brut rose from Billecart-Salmon for around $65, affectionately known as ``liquid love.
I have made routine treks back to this safe haven, affectionately dubbed "the Fire Island of the Midwest," year after year in order to join the dance.
In Hawaii, she is affectionately known as "Auntie Millie," a title that aptly reflects both her warmth and generosity as a pubic figure and her love of family.
They'll be among the 18,000 restaurant and food-service professionals checking out the latest food and technical products and services at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, affectionately still called the Restaurant Show, downtown at the L.
Affectionately unforgiving of every minority and social demographic, it's the best British import since The Office.
The third screen collaboration between Smith and Dench is proof positive that the Dames are a pair of old pros (of course, we mean that affectionately .