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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect.

Usage examples (20)
  • Verb (used without object) : The courtiers fawned over the king
  • Alex, I've fawned over Palin and Althouse, Sir, is no fawner by comparison.
  • "Alex, I've fawned over Palin and Althouse, Sir, is no fawner by comparison."
  • As such persons were usually cringing and fawning, and looked for a reward, the word came to be used also to denote a fawner or flatterer. for more
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  • The student botanist will not learn much about the local "fauna" (animals, as distinguished from plant life) unless he is also a "fawner" (one who fawns, a sycophant or toady) to the owner of the property.
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