Pal Rich Collins says Nancy doted on Adam but was terribly sad that her son never “hugged her back.”
Long divorced, he doted on his grown children and guarded his solitude.
He doted on funerals, and was always present at the cemetery when these solemn functions were being performed.
To crown their happiness, they were blessed with two lovely children on whom they doted.
Demetrius went in quest of her, and was followed by Helena, who doted on him.
I married a lady of wealth and affluence, one I loved and doted on.
For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
He was the best man that ever—pard, you would have doted on that man.
The loss of her almost killed my poor young friend; for he doted on her from his infancy.
How she doted on him because he considered his present state to be a purgatory!
c.1200, "to be feeble-minded from age," from Middle Low German doten "be foolish," of unknown origin. Meaning "to be infatuated" is from late 15c. Related: Doted; dotes; doting.