Definition of Fawnings
1. fawning [n] - See also: fawning
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fawnings
Literary usage of Fawnings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Utopia: And History of King Richard III by Thomas More (1834)
"... it is only those for whom the prince has much personal favor, whom by their fawnings and flatteries they endeavour to fix to their own interests. ..."
2. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, Philip Stanhope Worsley (1862)
"Silent the shrill-tongued dogs run forth to meet Telemachus, and him with fawnings greet; And brave Odysseus in his mind did mark Their ..."
3. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arcby Mark Twain by Mark Twain (1896)
"... she was unfailingly true in an age that was false to the core ; she maintained her personal dignity unimpaired in an age of fawnings and ..."
4. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"... toyle of bodie, griefe of mind, piti- full laments, obsequious fawnings, desperate passions, and passionate despaire, at length, ..."
5. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1897)
"... in gratifying cries a peacock, in bosom-rubbing a land tortoise, in mean fawnings a dog, in modulated notes a pipe, in strainings of body a harlot's ..."