Definitions of caressing

  1. showing love; " caressive words"
  2. Treating with warm affection.

Usage examples for caressing

  1. " Oh, Peter, Peter," she said smiling, and gently caressing the friendly creature. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. His manner was graceful, familiar, caressing, and yet dignified. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. She had not known that she was cold, until the delicious sensation of warmth crept like a caressing touch over her chilled limbs. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  4. Here she is the neat and watchful house- mistress, with all things bright and shining around her; and she appears, too, as the meek daughter and the kind and caressing sister. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  5. After this Hermy was so evidently his darling that there was no further chance for Hermy's younger sister, who had at first promised to be the favourite, and I shall never forget the soft, almost motherly, caressing tones that came from that grey- bearded man with the large round head and strong face, when he sought to comfort the child. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. She goes close to him again caressing his face. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  7. In the midst of all this, and while yet engaged in caressing Chimo, Edith felt some one pluck her by the sleeve, and on looking round she beheld the smiling faces of her old friends Arnalooa and Okatook. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. However, I had deserved it, and I did not take the trouble of changing her opinion, though if she had been more caressing she might easily have put me in a state to repair the involuntary wrongs I had done her in the night. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. This evening he at last saw his chance when George was walking the porch caressing his baby. – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  10. Yet the tone in which the name was given was neither caressing nor tender. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  11. The gentleman had grown restless at covert congratulations, hollow to his knowledge, however much caressing vanity, and therefore secretly a wound to it. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. She could not think of him as he was now, remote and white, and she could bear still less to think of him as he had been once, warm and loving, with his caressing hands and untidy hair, with his flushed cheek pressed against hers, and the good smell of his clothes- with his living mouth closing slowly down on hers ... – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  13. The moon was shining brightly; one could distinguish every straw on the ground, and Laptev felt as though the moonlight were caressing his bare head, as though some one were passing a feather over his hair. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  14. It was difficult to realize she was his own daughter, this dashing stranger sitting here, playing idly with a knife and caressing him with her voice and her eyes. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  15. His hands, that seemed to have no power or purpose, touched her cheeks, mechanically caressing. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  16. " I have no doubt of that, monsieur," said Buckhurst, in his smooth, almost caressing tones. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  17. He felt the touch on his sleeves of hard brown, not overclean hands, infinitely tender and caressing; and over there, as though she had never gone, was Sara Lee, slightly flushed and very radiant. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  18. On his knees in front of the young girl, in the obscurity of the forest, he tries to bring her back to life, calling her sweet names, caressing her hair, rubbing her cold hands. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  19. It was the girl who sought release from those caressing moments. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum