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    #1

    dote on

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    She was quite disappointed that Mr. Sedley was not married; she was sure Amelia had said he was, and she doted so on little children.

    What dust we dote on, when 't is man we love.

    dote (on) = to show excessive fondness or love; to be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to be weakly affectionate


    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Re: dote on

    Yes, you're right.

    Rover

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