DOTING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DOTING
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 a.  weak-minded; foolishly loving and indulgent
Classic Sentence:
1  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
2  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
3  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
4  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
Context  Highlight   In THIRD ACT
5  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
6  Melanie especially doted on him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
Example Sentence:
1  A doting mother, Emma was more likely to praise her son's crude attempts at art than to disparage them.
2  I think that the speaker might come off as unrealistic and totally doting.
3  Not only grandmothers bore you with stories about their brilliant grandchildren; grandfathers dote on the little rascals, too.