Definition of Mollycoddling

1. Verb. (present participle of mollycoddle) ¹



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Definition of Mollycoddling

1. mollycoddle [v] - See also: mollycoddle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mollycoddling

molluskans
molluskicidal
molluskicide
molluskicides
mollusklike
mollusks
molly-guard
molly-mawk
molly-mawks
mollycoddle
mollycoddled
mollycoddler
mollycoddlers
mollycoddles
mollycoddling (current term)
mollydooker
mollydookers
mollymawk
mollymawks
moloch
molochs
moloi
moloney leukaemia virus
moloney sarcoma virus
molossi
molossine
molossines

Literary usage of Mollycoddling

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1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"... Who knows—but to tell half he knows And what mollycoddling has made us all ; Who 's certain 'tis easy indeed About all things from May fair to Media, ..."

2. Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt (1913)
"... and was very keenly alive to justice and to courtesy, but which cordially approved absence of mollycoddling, insistence upon the performance of duty, ..."

3. The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt (1899)
"... matter how good they are; and it is of course the greatest possible mistake to seek popularity either by showing weakness or by mollycoddling the men. ..."

4. Essays, Historical, and Literary by John Fiske (1902)
"During the administration of John Quincy Adams there was fast growing up a tendency toward the mollycoddling, old granny theory of government, according to ..."

5. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt (1899)
"... matter how good they are; and it is of course the greatest possible mistake to seek popularity either by showing weakness or by mollycoddling the men. ..."

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