fondling


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fon·dle

 (fŏn′dl)
v. fon·dled, fon·dling, fon·dles
v.tr.
1. To handle, stroke, or touch lovingly. See Synonyms at caress.
2. To handle, stroke, or touch sexually and inappropriately.
3. Obsolete To treat with indulgence and solicitude; pamper.
v.intr.
1. To show fondness or affection by stroking or touching.
2. To touch, stroke, or handle someone or something sexually and inappropriately.

[Frequentative of fond, to show fondness for (obsolete).]

fon′dler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fondling - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)fondling - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
foreplay, stimulation, arousal - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
snogging - (British informal) cuddle and kiss
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and her hands fondling his hair, and her happy tears running down.
It had been many a day now since she had ventured a caress or a fondling epithet in his quarter.
By birth she belonged to Highbury: and when at three years old, on losing her mother, she became the property, the charge, the consolation, the fondling of her grandmother and aunt, there had seemed every probability of her being permanently fixed there; of her being taught only what very limited means could command, and growing up with no advantages of connexion or improvement, to be engrafted on what nature had given her in a pleasing person, good understanding, and warmhearted, wellmeaning relations.
After behaving as badly as possible all day, she sometimes came fondling to make it up at night.
Their parents are suffered to see them only twice a year; the visit is to last but an hour; they are allowed to kiss the child at meeting and parting; but a professor, who always stands by on those occasions, will not suffer them to whisper, or use any fondling expressions, or bring any presents of toys, sweetmeats, and the like.
At this moment the bird suddenly awakened, and, flying on to Saphir's shoulder (which it never afterwards left), began fondling him as well as a bird can do.
Adam was too heart-sick to take notice of Gyp's fondling.
Her pupils, or at least the elder and more intelligent amongst them, recognized well the language of a superior mind; they felt too, and some of them received the impression of elevated sentiments; there was little fondling between mistress and girls, but some of Frances' pupils in time learnt to love her sincerely, all of them beheld her with respect; her general demeanour towards them was serious; sometimes benignant when they pleased her with their progress and attention, always scrupulously refined and considerate.
We left the boy, with his head on one side and his arms on the gate, fondling and sucking the spikes, and went back to Lincoln's Inn, where Mr.
Tonight, or tomorrow," repeated Solan, and as the door closed behind his guest the old man continued to mutter as he turned back to the table, where he again dumped the contents of the money-pouch, running his fingers through the heap of shining metal; piling the coins into little towers; counting, recounting, and fondling the wealth the while he muttered on and on in a crooning undertone.
Listen," said he to Gringoire, fondling his misshapen chin with his horny hand; "I don't see why you should not be hung.
My darling, my little idol," cried the general, kissing and fondling her hands (Aglaya did not draw them away); "so you love this young man, do you?