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  • A woman always caresses a man when she comes near him and they are alone. Cited from The Inferno, by Henri Barbusse
  • There was nothing but his heart and its caresses to speak for him. Cited from What Answer?, by Anna E. Dickinson
  • He spoke with a decision which took no account of her caresses. Cited from The Testing of Diana Mallory, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Your voice, your movements, your caresses all seemed to me to speak of music. Cited from The Diary of a U-boat Commander, by anonymous
  • He did help her, with a touch and freedom that grew into something like caresses. Cited from A Young Girl's Wooing, by E. P. Roe
  • Their eyes were full of caresses; they walked close to each other. Cited from Shallow Soil, by Knut Hamsun
  • Was there a time when we suffered caresses such as these? Cited from Behind the Bungalow, by EHA
  • He took me under his protection, and loaded me with a thousand caresses. Cited from The Arabian Nights Entertainments, by Anonymous
  • Her heart shook within her, but she did not surrender her purpose under these caresses. Cited from The Goose Girl, by Harold MacGrath
  • They won them by means of caresses and presents, so that they continue to come. Cited from The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Vol. 22, ed. by Blair & Robertson
  • She caresses their heads gently, making them lose their attention on the game.
  • Still, though he submitted to her caresses, he did not return them. Cited from An Algonquin Maiden, by G. Mercer Adam
  • I rest frequently, not because I need to, but because the ground is full of caresses. Cited from Look Back on Happiness, by Knut Hamsun
  • I knew him too, and went up to him with my usual ceremonies and caresses. Cited from The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • The child felt as though she would die while submitting to these caresses. Cited from The Dangerous Age, by Karin Michaelis
  • How will you bear to live without your mother's caresses, to which you are so accustomed? Cited from Paul and Virginia, by Bernadin de Saint-Pierre
  • After an exchange of their mutual caresses, the girls looked at each other. Cited from The Mysteries of Paris V2, by Eugene Sue
  • He had always made love in caresses, never in words. Cited from Secret Bread, by F. Tennyson Jesse
  • He looked at her with an emotion too deep even for caresses. Cited from Marcella, by Mrs. Humphry Ward [AKA: Mary Augusta Arnold Ward]
  • She received his caresses silently, she herself giving chiefly by being something for him. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, V4, Martin Anderson Nexo
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Root form of caresses is caress for both verb and noun.

Meaning of caresses

  • noun A gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
    he showered her with caresses, soft music was a fond caress, the caresses of the breeze played over his face
  • verb Touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
    He caressed her face, They fondled in the back seat of the taxi