Pawlenty was once considered presidential timber, fawned over in national profiles as the future of the Republican Party.
After Animal House, Doug Kenney was a hot property, a commodity to be fawned over and fought for.
They have been feted via Twitter and fawned over by the Japanese media.
“Mugridge, sir,” he fawned, his effeminate features running into a greasy smile.
Also, like a faithful dog, Guido Bombini fawned close to him.
In all things she was aided and abetted by her mother, who fawned on Will and made his position the more equivocal.
I returned his caresses as he fawned on me, finding me not dead as he supposed.
The man had talked like a provincial yokel, and then fawned upon him with his sickly, uninvited confidences.
Ugly and cross as the dog was, he fawned on her, and the old woman had left him to her care.
The Russians and the Prussians, whom they lampooned and derided, they now flattered and fawned on.
"young deer," mid-14c., from Anglo-French (late 13c.), Old French faon, feon "young animal" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fetonem (nominative *feto), from Latin fetus "an offspring" (see fetus). Still used of the young of any animal in King James I's private translation of the Psalms, but mainly of deer from 15c. Color use is 1881.
Old English fægnian "rejoice, be glad, exult," from fægen "glad" (see fain); used in Middle English to refer to expressions of delight, especially a dog wagging its tail (early 13c.), hence "court favor, grovel, act slavishly" (early 14c.). Related: Fawned; fawning.