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Lovingness   Listen

A loving feeling.  Synonym: caring.
A quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love.  Synonyms: affectionateness, fondness, warmth.

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"Lovingness" Quotes from Famous Books

... lovingness, went out to his mother. She found her tongue, and she and the Contessa talked till the twilight fell of the country and the peasants, of the improvements in Italian farming, of the old convent and ...
— Eleanor • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... herself on her cousin's breast with a laugh of pure joy and a child's quick impulse of lovingness; but almost immediately drew herself back, as with a sudden sense of having leaned across a chasm in the embrace. But Bessie, guessing her feeling, clung about her very tenderly, calling her pet names, smoothing her hair and kissing her wan cheek till she almost kissed back its faded ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859 • Various

... justice might have been thought to be her strongest feeling, but for her boundless generosity, and a lovingness ever ready to pour itself forth upon any or all human beings who were capable of giving the smallest feelings in return. The rest of her moral characteristics were such as naturally accompany these qualities of mind and heart: the most genuine modesty combined with the loftiest pride; ...
— Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13 - Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Lovers • Elbert Hubbard

... very masterly, because it is very true. Lewes is nobly right when he says that intellect is not the highest faculty of man, though it may be the most brilliant; when he declares that the moral nature of his kind is more sacred than the intellectual nature; when he prefers "goodness, lovingness, and quiet self-sacrifice to all the talents in ...
— Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle • Clement K. Shorter

... in his weakness much more, if it had not been for his lovingness to Alfred. To please Alfred was always his first thought; and even if a difficult sum were just on the point of proving itself, he would leave off at the first moment of seeing Alfred look as if he wanted to ...
— Friarswood Post-Office • Charlotte M. Yonge

Words linked to "Lovingness" :   affectionateness, fondness, emotionalism, warmheartedness, tenderness, emotionality, uxoriousness, loving, love, warmth

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