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Sentences with the noun Affection

31 examples:

He won her affection.

His affection is cooling.

I'm in need of affection.

She is hungry for affection.

He felt hungry for affection.

He tried to gain her affection.

The children were hungry for affection.

The affection of scum is like a wall of sand.

Jessie shook Joseph's hand and greeted him with affection.

You can regard love as a more intense than usual kind of affection.

Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

The citizens of this small community don't condone public displays of affection.

As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, we are not enemies but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

With eyes or with hands, we started greeting but I don't remember that day who started the talking, but I do remember my eyes running toward him, and in seconds, I found my heart full of affection of him.

Jealousy is the grave of affection.
(Mary Baker Eddy)

I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices.
(Franz Liszt)

A single roll of taro top is delicious if seasoned with affection.
(Tahitian proverb)

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
(Arthur Helps)

The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
(George Bernard Shaw)

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affection and the truth of imagination.
(John Keats)

We may not return the affection of those who like us, but we always respect their good judgment.
(Lillian Gordy Carter)

The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection.
(Melissa Healy in Los Angeles Times - Science, )

The prolific novelist-screenwriter, who died Tuesday at age 87, didn't always return the affection.
(Chris Lee in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Russell Brand has found love again, and the object of his affection is hotel heiress Alessandra Balazs.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Daniele Watts, an actress in 'Django Unchained,' and her husband were arrested for public display of affection.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

Parents who deny their children affection could face prosecution under proposals being considered by the government.
(BBC News - Politics, )

McDonald's is trying to figure out how to cultivate the affection of millenials at SXSW where it is an official sponsor.
(CNBC, )

LAURIE WHITWELL'S MIDLANDS COLUMN: When Tim Sherwood called Fabian Delph Aston Villa’s Hoover he meant it with affection.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

As Walsall prepare for the biggest day in their history, BBC Sport asks why they have won the affection of their neighbouring clubs.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

This year's Cannes International Festival of Creativity had it all, from Kim Kardashian and James Murdoch to very public displays of affection.
(The Hollywood Reporter - International, )

The Canadian delicacy formerly known as Kraft Dinner has changed its name to a well-known "term of endearment" to win back the affection of consumers.
(Lauren O'Neil in CBC News - Canada, )


1 example:

What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
(Robert Southey)

Other sentences

100 examples:

He wants affection.

I need a little affection.

I have a deep affection for her.

Affection sprang up between them.

Children need affection and love.

Tom has a deep affection for Mary.

Especially do not feign affection.

He has a deep affection for his son.

Her affection came home to my heart.

He felt great affection for his sister.

His affection towards me has decreased.

His affection for us seems exaggerated.

Every mother has affection for her child.

He shows warm affection for his children.

She has a great affection for her parents.

His affection for Saori was not reciprocated.

Everyone knows of his affection for that dog.

There is a strong bond of affection between them.

She has a great affection for her little brothers.

The baby transferred its affection to its new mother.

Tom didn't know how to accept Mary's love and affection.

I can't help feeling affection for the English countryside.

I know you love me, but all I feel for you is just affection.

Mary considered herself unworthy of the affection Tom offered her.

Tom was a wonderful boy, who had gained the affection and esteem of all.

The purest affection the heart can hold is the honest love of a nine-year-old.

The girl wanted to monopolize her father's affection and tended to view her mother as a competitor.

I guess Ichiko is a fellow rule-breaker, she's sending me a smile filled with affection for a comrade.

Young people can recognize this about romantic love, but they find it hard to accept the same fierce element in parental affection.

An ardent affection for the human race makes enthusiastic characters eager to produce alteration in laws and governments prematurely.

Eleanor suffered severely for her conjugal affection even after the death of her husband by being imprisoned for the dreadful period of forty-three years.

As a social being, he seeks to gain the recognition and affection of his fellow human beings, to share in their pleasures, to comfort them in their sorrows, and to improve their conditions of life.

Injuries destroy affection.
(Latin proverb)

Oppose your affection to find rationality.
(Arabian proverb)

A dog shows affection even to a poor family.
(Chinese proverb)

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.
(Mason Cooley)

Most people would rather give than get affection.

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
(Franklin D. Roosevelt)

When affection only speaks, truth is not always there.
(Thomas Middleton)

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
(W.H. Auden)

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
(St. Jerome)

The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.
(J.G. Holland)

Talk not of wasted affection - affection never was wasted.
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The ardor of parental affection consumes the heart with its fire.
(American proverb)

Even Stravinsky does not evoke the same public affection as Verdi.
(Charles Rosen)

The husband who lacks affection is like a house that lacks a roof.
(Sicilian proverb)

Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, when honour and affection fail.
(William Lloyd)

I utter this word with deepest affection and from the very bottom of my heart.
(Giuseppe Garibaldi)

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
(Audrey Hepburn)

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.

If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
(Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.
(Theophile Gautier)

Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author any affection he has for his book.
(Michael Lewis)

I think the President inspires tremendous affection and loyalty by a wide range of people.
(Kenneth Starr)

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
(Dalai Lama)

I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection on the part of all the Thai people.
(Bhumibol Adulyadej)

Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise me and really show affection for me.
(Tony Curtis)

After my mistress was dead, I lived most comfortably, my master having a great affection for me.
(William Lilly)

No money on earth can buy the love and affection that has been given to me by a grateful nation.
(Abdul Qadeer Khan)

But today, I feel the genuine warmth, the affection, and although I may joke about it, I am touched.
(Perry Como)

Affection has been transferred and the baton passed.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Affection for Philip Larkin's work is almost universal.
(The Independent - People, )

Tyga inked a permanent display of affection for Kylie Jenner.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

The J.D. Power survey measures owners' affection for their new cars.
(USA Today - Money, )

PATRICK COLLINS: Leeds do not attract universal sympathy or affection.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Often, the marriage is one that is genuinely based on love and affection.
(Forbes - Business, )

I have a deep affection for Scotland as a country and the Scottish people.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Remarkable display of affection and kindness for American dead in Margraten.
(USA Today - World, )

All showed great affection for the musician whose career spans many decades.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

America most easily expresses its affection for things and places with money.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A 'Wired' oral history of ILM reveals secrets, uncovers affection for the VFX giant.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

Don Rumata bears an obvious affection for him, saving his abundant skin several times.
(Deborah Young in The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

More realistic warmth and affection leads to kids with good self-esteem, they suggest.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Our affection for national parks is well founded, but many more areas need protection.
(Nature, )

That’s not to say we feel affection or regard for the man; the opposite is mainly true.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

There’s a new business in Vancouver selling affection in the form of platonic cuddling.
(The Vancouver Sun - Business, )

Travelers discover a new way to escape the stress of traveling: a little canine affection.
(NBC News Travel, )

You may be ready to reciprocate this Dutch spot’s proclaimed affection after a meal there.
(The New York Times - Travel, )

The pair were seen sharing a very public display of affection in central London on Thursday.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

The show's stars reunited on TODAY — and the cast had nothing but affection for one another.
(NBC Today, )

It is testament to the affection Steven Wold is held in here that he gets away with such stunts.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

JOE BERNSTEIN: Some people express their affection with a tattoo or profile picture on Facebook.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

When Rue McClanahan died five years ago, there was no little outpouring of sadness and affection.
(The Independent - People, )

Icelandic journalist Thora Arnorsdottir explains her country's affection for "majestic" volcanoes.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Declarations of support and affection actually leave us feeling physically warmer, claim scientists.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Clever marketing is no longer the key to your customers' affection -- in fact, it may alienate them.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

It's an enduring game show that engenders affection while challenging even the most erudite among us.
(CNN - Entertainment, )

Ada, Okla., residents lavish affection on a rookie traffic officer they call Plastic Popo, a CPR dummy.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

The handsome black face was a little more lined, but still conveyed interest, affection, mild amusement.
(The Independent - People, )

The actress' affection for the UK goes back to the days of her childhood and traditional family holidays.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

Taylor Swift and Chris Brown showed affection at the Billboard Music Awards while the cameras were rolling.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

Cliff Morgan was sent from this world on Friday with song and poetry, tears and laughter, love and affection.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Gabriel Kahane's song cycle '25 Addresses in Los Angeles' contains equal parts of angst, irony and affection.
(Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Emma Stone an unusually public statement of affection for boyfriend and "Spider-Man" co-star Andrew Garfield.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is seen as a non-nonsense boss who has genuine affection for veterans.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Ben Stokes's memorable 85-ball century can help win back the public's affection for England, says Jonathan Agnew.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Pianist Emanuel Ax developed an affection for Brahms as a teen. 'Emanuel Ax's Brahms Project' honors the composer.
(David Mermelstein in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Clubbing the object of your affection over the head and dragging them back to your cave are generally frowned upon.
(The Independent - Food & Drink, )

One of their hit singles, ‘Frustrated’ (link here), is about the difficulty of getting some physical affection.
(Forbes - Business, )

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