He lets her stare deep into his eyes, clasp his hands for meaningful conversation, caress his face, and even lean in for a kiss.
Free traders get up and fetch the bottle of scotch so that they can at least caress the neck.
But they looked really into each other—they held hands and kissed, and I saw Chris caress her cheek.
Get your hands in there again, making sure to caress the chicken and get it covered up in those juices.
He could not console her with a kiss and a caress, and a bonbon, of course.
Men in his condition were apt to be as quick with a blow as with a caress.
The day was pure, exquisite in its waning beauty; the breeze as light and soft as a caress.
A word of consolation, a caress, even from her mother, would have distressed her.
Naturally she turned to caress the poetic while she had it beside her.
She was not conscious—how could she be and not shrink from my caress?
1640s, "show of endearment, display of regard," from French caresse (16c.), back-formation from caresser or else from Italian carezza "endearment," from caro "dear," from Latin carus "dear, costly, beloved" (see whore (n.)). Meaning "affectionate stroke" attested in English from 1650s.
1650s, from French caresser, from Italian carezzare "to cherish," from carezza "endearment" (see caress (n.)). Related: Caressed; caressing.