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loving

[luhv-ing] /ˈlʌv ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
feeling or showing love; warmly affectionate; fond:
loving glances.
Origin of loving
1000
before 1000; Middle English lovyng; replacing Middle English lovende, Old English lufiende. See love, -ing2
Related forms
lovingly, adverb
lovingness, noun
nonloving, adjective
unloving, adjective
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  • Impulsively she reached out a strong brown hand and placed it lovingly over the frail one near her.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • Grannie was in the bar-room, and he broke it to her gently, tenderly, lovingly.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • And yet the little children put their arms around His neck, and looked up fearlessly and lovingly.

  • "Samuel, you are a dear," said Myra, looking at him lovingly.

  • He dwelt long and lovingly over the financial pages, running his eyes up and down the columns of "to-day's transactions."

    The Unpublishable Memoirs A. S. W. Rosenbach
British Dictionary definitions for lovingly

loving

/ˈlʌvɪŋ/
adjective
1.
feeling, showing, or indicating love and affection
Derived Forms
lovingly, adverb
lovingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lovingly
adv.

late 14c., from loving + -ly (2).

loving

Old English lufenda (see love (v.)). Loving cup is attested from 1808. Lovingkindness was Coverdale's word.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lovingly

loving

Related Terms

ever-loving, motherfucking

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with lovingly

loving

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