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Antonyms for caress

displease, maul, aggravate, insult, vex, maltreat, annoy, wound, manhandle, provoke, offend, tease, exasperate, irritate, mishandle.

Quotes of caress

  1. In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress – Leonard Cohen
  2. I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress – Andre Gide
  3. Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon. – Andre Gide
  4. Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness. – Alphonsus Liguori
  5. Caress the detail, the divine detail. – Vladimir Nabokov
  6. A love song is just a caress set to music. – Sigmund Romberg

Usage examples for caress

  1. His mouth, however, remained motionless on her throat, and the caress went out of it. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  2. To caress him, to feed and watch over him by day, and hold him in her arms when he slept at night- all that was less to him than the sight of something new and strange; she knew this well, and therefore determined to satisfy his desire and make his life so full that he would always be more than contented with it. – A Little Boy Lost by W. H. Hudson
  3. I hope I may never see you again- I hate you- said Betty furiously, tears in her eyes and her pulses still throbbing from his fierce caress – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  4. " They do when their wives understand and are in absolute sympathy with them," she said, returning his caress and that I should always be with you. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  5. The glow in the east disappeared at length, and then the sun rose to caress them with his warmth. – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace
  6. Her caress was returned with equal warmth. – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge
  7. The other hung down by his side, and Jack licked it, and he loved the dog as he felt the caress – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  8. Tharon, dear, he said so gently that his words were like a caress you're jest a- breakin' your riders' hearts. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  9. How she did caress them, and delight over them! – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  10. I have never seen a negro put his arm round a woman's waist or give or receive any caress whatever that would indicate the slightest loving regard or affection on either side. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  11. Somehow that silent caress touched Audrey, it was so much more eloquent than words; and when he did speak, his speech was very grateful to her ears. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  12. With a final caress of the limp hand of Marcel, reluctantly, with head down and tail dragging, she followed Julie to the stockade. – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  13. She responded, however, readily to his touch, yielded to his caress with an almost pathetic eagerness. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. The air was soft as a caress – Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith
  15. He always whistles to the dog and gives him a caress – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  16. The only direct means of autosuggestion applicable to the child for some months after birth is that of the caress though it must be remembered that the mental states of mother and nurse are already stamping themselves on the little mind, forming it inevitably for better or worse. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  17. In the school room, while the children are writing or studying, Richard and I find time to exchange kind words and even an occasional caress – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  18. He took within his arm the arm of the young man, and he pressed it silently, putting into that manly caress all the warm and discreet pity of an elder brother. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  19. He desired to be amusing, to cover the eager child face beside him with a caress of words. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht

Rhymes for caress