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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!
What's way more important is all your inner beauty: your kindness, lovingness, and so much more.
And, finally, expressing greater lovingness in everything you do, making sure every act is one of kindness.
Of anything they have, if it be asked for, they never say no, but do rather invite the person to accept it, and show as much lovingness as though they would give their hearts.
perseverance, belonging, lovingness, creativity, respect, --Principles: equity, social environmental justice, participation, autonomy, horizontality.
This comment refers to the concept of lovingness developed by Paulo Freire, described as the potentiality and human capacity to place oneself as an ethical and cultural interlocution in the world and with the world.
In view of the mistaken contact with the health team, other aspects should be mentioned: the lack of dialogue, lovingness, trust, bonding and violence interfere in the practice of care.
Her lovingness, knowledge, creativity, emotional intelligence, strength and courage is an inspiration to us all.
v; d1; [d.sub.13] = 14 (at v; du; [d.sub.12] = 0) E.g., pass 1225, passingness 1839 (12), passably 1610 (13) love 825, lovingness 1574 (12), loveably 1825 (13)
However, the way in which this will is described in the novel is far removed from the image of divine lovingness and morality that dominates the Christian tradition.
Blunt that she never loved her husband, the letters generally support the editors' assessment that her marriage evolved into one of "true affection" and "tender lovingness" (p.