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verb (used without object)
  1. dote.
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Examples from the Web for doat

Historical Examples

  • But doth not Horatio doat on me, and may he not in despair break his heart if I abandon him?

    Joseph Andrews Vol. 1

    Henry Fielding

  • Learn, that in the west we love the infantry, doat on the dragoons, but we adore the staff.

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • And I could make a pilgrimage in rain or snow just to doat on the outside of it.

  • We build castles in the air, and night-dreams are our daily idols that we doat on.

  • The lovely maid on whom I doat, Has made a spencer of my coat.

British Dictionary definitions for doat


  1. (intr) a variant (now rare) spelling of dote
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