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 Meanings and Examples of DOTE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
Classic Sentence:
1  I am not at all polite, now, to the Misses Nettingalls' young ladies, and shouldn't dote on any of them, if they were twice as many and twenty times as beautiful.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
2  Melanie especially doted on him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  Scarlett O'Hara, with the County at her feet, a hundred slaves to do her bidding, the wealth of Tara like a wall behind her and doting parents anxious to grant any desire of her heart.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  No one except the doting father could see anything beautiful about her, but the neighbors were charitable enough to say that all ugly babies turned out pretty, eventually.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
5  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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
6  Every luxury that money could buy, including christening, had been lavished on you by your fond and doting parents.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In THIRD ACT
7  It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
Example Sentence:
1  Not only grandmothers bore you with stories about their brilliant grandchildren; grandfathers dote on the little rascals, too.
2  A doting mother, Emma was more likely to praise her son's crude attempts at art than to disparage them.
3  I think that the speaker might come off as unrealistic and totally doting.