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!'
He has escaped: to follow him is to die; and where should we learn to dote on death unterrified, if not in Rome?
"I dote on 'em," comes back the Dowager, and "my daughter" owned up that she "adored" 'em.
I dote upon chaperones; and by coming with this family, I had Mrs. Twamberley to matronize me.
Nobody knows him like me; and if there was ever one made for him to dote on, it's your own self.
Never, for her mother's sake, suffer my heart again to be softened by an object I might dote upon.
Besides, by partial fondness shown, Like you, we dote upon our own.
Because we love each other, would that be any reason why we must dote upon each other, or sink from our high resolves?
"Yet it would be classical to dote upon a mermaid," Caius murmured.
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.