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Noun1.Lovingness - a loving feelinglovingness - a loving feeling      
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
warmheartedness, warmth - a warmhearted feeling
2.Lovingness - a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or lovelovingness - a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
tenderness - a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
uxoriousness - foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife
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How busy his thoughts were, as he walked home, in devising pitying excuses for her folly, in referring all her weakness to the sweet lovingness of her nature, in blaming Arthur, with less and less inclination to admit that his conduct might be extenuated too
Her lovingness, knowledge, creativity, emotional intelligence, strength and courage is an inspiration to us all.
When you are loving, that lovingness joins the music of the spheres" (60-1).
By recasting the "foul" elements of nature as noteworthy aspects of the human experience, they confuse what Baldwin considers to be real virtues--"justice, charity, heroism, self-command, truthfulness, lovingness, beauty, genius"--with appetites that humans share "with every scoundrel and every animal" (702).
humility (the ability to respect the views of the other), lovingness (the ability to communicate a sense of care and connection), courage (the ability to be able to teach while facing your own fears), and tolerance (making space for the expression of difference, but not accepting discrimination).
In her "showings," Julian heard God say, "I am God, the power and goodness of fatherhood; I am God, the wisdom and lovingness of motherhood; I am God, the light and the grace which is all blessed love; I am God the Trinity; I am God the unity; I am God the great supreme goodness of every kind of thing; I am God who makes you to love; I am God, the endless fulfilling of all true desires.
That pursuit has had more of Emily Dickinson's skepticism than Walt Whitman's affirmation, more of her struggles with Puritanism, than what Galway Kinnell once called Whitman's "mystical all lovingness.
the lovingness of the mother, you could tell she was doing everything she could to protect him and support him.