And he made his affection clear at the briefing, calling the boss “a president I love and respect.”
For Saudi Arabia and Israel, a peaceful, democratic Egypt would be a potent rival for Washington's affection.
To do it right requires a certain strange respect and, hard as that can be to imagine, affection for the quarry.
But when we read ancients, like Aristotle and Cicero, we find that affection is the inner spring of this generosity.
Our affection for him is not solely down to his (stunning) looks alone.
I come,' will I say, 'to vindicate the fair fame of one who once owned your affection.
I know, better than you possibly can, what reasons I have to trust the strength of his affection.
He thanked his King in a voice full of gratitude and affection.
"He is a good son to me," said Mrs. Rushton, with a glance of affection.
You mustn't allow any—any affection for me to—to influence you in this matter.'
early 13c., "an emotion of the mind, passion, lust as opposed to reason," from Old French afection (12c.) "emotion, inclination, disposition; love, attraction, enthusiasm," from Latin affectionem (nominative affectio) "a relation, disposition; a temporary state; a frame, constitution," noun of state from past participle stem of afficere "to do something to, act on" (see affect (n.)). Sense developed from "disposition" to "good disposition toward" (late 14c.). Related: Affections.
affection af·fec·tion (ə-fěk'shən)
A tender feeling toward another; fondness.
A bodily condition; disease.
feeling or emotion. Mention is made of "vile affections" (Rom. 1:26) and "inordinate affection" (Col. 3:5). Christians are exhorted to set their affections on things above (Col. 3:2). There is a distinction between natural and spiritual or gracious affections (Ezek. 33:32).