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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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In Chapter 4, "Tatae and Mammae in the Roman Family", Bradley explains these affectionate nicknames, which were used of biological parents, nurses, and other care providers.
If I try to be affectionate in public, he always pulls away.
They became more and more affectionate, sneaking kisses, whispering to each other, and sharing quick back rubs and caresses.
He said the life of faith can "only be effectively nurtured when the prevailing atmosphere is one of respectful and affectionate trust.
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With Zoo Atlanta's expertise and leadership, Willie B transitioned from a solitary caged animal into an affectionate patriarch of an expanded gorilla family.
Dear Coleen, Behind closed doors my boyfriend is affectionate, but when we're out - with friends or on our own - he won't hold my hand or kiss.
She is only 10 months old and yet is extremely calm and obedient and very loyal and affectionate.