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cosset

verb A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term meaning to caress and fondle lovingly and intimately.
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Because Bahrain is not as cosseted as the oil exporting GCC states its policy makers' understanding of competitiveness exceeds its neighbours," he said.
Fifty-one per cent said Italian men lacked "cheerfulness and a sense of humour" and 49 per cent complained they were childish - a reflection, perhaps, of the phenomenon of "mamma's boys", in which Italian males stay at home as long as possible to be cosseted by their mothers.
With the cosseted lives they have, they sometimes forget the impact of their actions.
Helen is the homecoming queen, cosseted by her parents and loved by all the students in the small school she attends; but she is in love with Michael, an artist, and the son of a poor man.
The Royals have long been accused of being out of touch with the people of Britain - living as they do such cosseted lives.
Forster (2) who suggested that the well off would live in places cosseted and protected by technology against nature, and against the horrifying working classes who turn into a separate, savage and violent race, waiting always for the collapse of the protective machines.
Firstly, his need to be cosseted stems from his abnormal childhood.
Seasonal lines for cosseted eats include the Felix Selection pack, with a turkey and smoked salmon tray, a toy and treats.
They are cosseted and don't understand what it is like to live in the real world.
The cosseted focus of the Ludwig installation accrues only in the show's final, uppermost gallery, where CREMASTER 5, 1997, and its related sculptures are surrounded by luminous matte black plastic walls accented with artificial lilies.
She does not view the family as ideologically cosseted, sealed off from contact with the larger network of social institutions and ideology swirling around it.