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

Historical Examples

  • A mad, doating old fellow, of whom I could tell you a thousand follies.

    A Hungarian Nabob

    Maurus Jkai

  • At which soft ravishment, with doating cry They trembled to each other.


    John Keats

  • Besides, I was a little too bold with her about her doating on Dr. Venner.

  • He was at that time young, and the only child of a doating mother.

  • She was only too well-disposed to smile at the infatuation of the doating father.

British Dictionary definitions for doating


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