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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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Simon Weaver, the council's assistant director of finance and personnel, said: "Ron started work as a refuse collector and was affectionately known as 'The Road Runner' because of his fast work rate.
Not bad for a man affectionately known around the office as "the old forester.
Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancaster bombers will all be present, as well as the rare Fairey Swordfish, a cumbersome torpedo-carrying biplane known affectionately by its wartime crews as the Stringbag.
Researchers affectionately refer to the largest gene-poor region as "the Black Hole," says Gardiner.
JOYFUL MYSTERIES Italians have fallen head over heels in love with cell phones, which they affectionately call telefonini.
Her characters do drugs, have all-night sex, affectionately or not so affectionately insult the hell out of each other, talk slop, hunt pigs, watch samurai movies, hang out with family, struggle through school, adopt a haole, and stuff animals.
No, the Coalition isn't a secret society in one of Tom Clancy's novels, but rather a group of 23 moderate to conservative House Democrats, known affectionately in the House as the "Blue Dogs.
She got everyone Groucho Marx glasses and noses and sweatshirts and lined them up for a photo in front of a wall of commodes affectionately called the "Great Wall of China.
The cat, affectionately known as ``Snickie'' to Martinez, began life on the streets, coming to live with him around the age of 6 months and developing a rapport with him described more like two friends than the traditional owner-pet bond.
A beloved teacher, dancer, choreographer, mentor, and friend, she was affectionately known by her colleagues as "Legs Delanghe.
Bodett portrays Norman affectionately, despite all his foibles, and readers will find it easy to relate to his good intentions and unlucky breaks.
So my advice to the patrons of the 'weenie wag,' as it is sometimes affectionately called, is to enjoy it while they still can,"