With all her splendid common sense and practical everyday ability, Roxy was a doting
fool of a mother.
weakness had, beyond all doubt, placed his whole property at the feet of his wife.
Well, then,'' said Bois-Guilbert, ``I will speak as freely as ever did doting
penitent to his ghostly father, when placed in the tricky confessional.
It was his large-hearted indulgence that made him ignore his mother's hardness towards her daughters, which was the more striking from its contrast with her doting
fondness towards himself; he held it no virtue to frown at irremediable faults.
When Ilithuia goddess of the pains of child-birth brought him to the light of day, and he saw the face of the sun, mighty Echecles son of Actor took the mother to wife, and gave great wealth to gain her, but her father Phylas brought the child up, and took care of him, doting
as fondly upon him as though he were his own son.
Never suppose that she was a termagant or a shrew for all this; she had the kindliest heart in the world, and acted towards me in particular in a truly maternal manner, occasionally putting some little morsel of choice food,into my hand, some outlandish kind of savage sweetmeat or pastry, like a doting
mother petting a sickly urchin with tarts and sugar plums.
But, pardon me, Raoul, I am doting
-- you are quite right, it is a hideous sight to see a person hung
He would make that foxy old courtier feel that the responsibility for all the calamities that would follow the abandonment of the city and the ruin of Russia (as Rostopchin regarded it) would fall upon his doting
eyes were crying when she got a dreadful shock; instead of hiding, her hero had run out at the gate
This was the training he had received from Harris Collins, who, withal he was a sentimental and doting
husband and father, was the arch-devil when it came to animals other than human ones, and who reigned in an animal hell which he had created and made lucrative.
old husband was the willing slave of the petulant young wife's slightest caprice.
Miss Knag, after doting
on Kate Nickleby for three whole Days, makes up her Mind to hate her for evermore.