You must know that I dote upon that girl, and that consequently I am interested in you.
Well, what will women not swear to, to save those they dote upon!'
I dote upon chaperones; and by coming with this family, I had Mrs. Twamberley to matronize me.
Besides, by partial fondness shown, Like you, we dote upon our own.
Never, for her mother's sake, suffer my heart again to be softened by an object I might dote upon.
"Yet it would be classical to dote upon a mermaid," Caius murmured.
Because we love each other, would that be any reason why we must dote upon each other, or sink from our high resolves?
All this is nothing; because all these men, and thousands of others, dote upon you.
Couples who dote upon their children, therefore, are best avoided.
But the General really had reason to dote upon these shirts.
c.1200, "to be feeble-minded from age," from Middle Low German doten "be foolish," of unknown origin. Meaning "to be infatuated" is from late 15c. Related: Doted; dotes; doting.