caressings

All Noun
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  • I fear to her Your fond caressings Will prove rough blessings. Cited from Fables of La Fontaine, by Jean de La Fontaine
  • But as each child was born it was placed in the hands of careful nurses, and received but little of parental caressings. Cited from The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power, by John S. C. Abbott
  • Peace awaits thee with caressings, Sitting at the feet of Jesus. Cited from The Poet's Poet, by Elizabeth Atkins
  • Even his courtesy would not have prevented him from snubbing her, if she had been the least tentative in her caressings, or the least diffident. Cited from The Man and the Moment, by Elinor Glyn
  • The animal raised his snout, gave a significant grunt, and ceasing his caressings, ran to his master, a double curl in his tail. Cited from Maj. Roger Sherman Potter, by F. Colburn Adams
  • Her people not being come, I repowdered her myself, and readjusted her dress a little, without the least sign of thanks from her, or any answer to all my caressings. Cited from Carlyle's "History of Friedrich II of Prussia V 9
  • But Griselda drew back into the shadow of the doorway, and tears filled her eyes as for a minute or two she listened to the cooings and caressings of the mother and son. Cited from The Cuckoo Clock, by Mrs. Molesworth
  • From him she endured the rapid alternations of whippings and caressings with the most stoical fortitude and self-restraint. Cited from Spread Eagle and Other Stories, Gouverneur Morris
  • A bat is beautifully soft and silky: I do not know any creature that is pleasanter to the touch, or is more grateful for caressings, if offered in the right spirit. Cited from Chapters from My Autobiography, by Mark Twain
  • The sea, limpid and tender, wooed the shore with gentle whispers and caressings, which seemed to have no likeness to the wild rushes and blows of two months before. Cited from Sara, a Princess, by Fannie E. Newberry
  • I lay smiling in the dark to think how much less all our verbal caressings were worth to him than the drone of the most familiar beetle, and how his life-long delving in books and nature had opened up this fairy world to him only at the cost of shutting up all others. Cited from Strong Hearts, by George W. Cable
  • He passes from one to another, and they are all expecting the little love pats and slaps on their glossy sides, the caressings and fondlings and pleasant greetings of "Chevalier, how are you, old fellow?" Cited from Our Boys, by Various
  • When the volunteers had gone and quiet was resumed, Brenda came, and her delight at seeing the boys again showed itself in ceaseless caressings of Vic and many requests for a repetition of the account of their flying ride when the signal was waved from the butte. Cited from Captured by the Navajos, by Charles A. Curtis
  • Kiss, baby, kiss, mother's lips shine by kisses, Choke the warm breath that else would fail in blessings; Black manhood comes, when turbulent guilty blisses Tender thee the kiss that poisons 'mid caressings. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 13, Issue 350
  • Kiss, baby, kiss, Mother's lips shine by kisses, Choke the warm breath that else would fall in blessings; Black Manhood comes, when turbulent guilty blisses Tend thee the kiss that poisons 'mid caressings. Cited from The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 6: Letters 1821-1842, by Lamb
  • With mute, unvoiced confessings, To the Giver of all blessings I kneel, and with caressings Press the sod, And thank my Lord and Father, And my God. Cited from Poems, by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Root form of caressings is caress for verb and caressing for noun.

Meaning of caressings

  • noun Affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
  • verb Touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
    He caressed her face, They fondled in the back seat of the taxi