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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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In the guise of representing Her Majesty, her bunch of cosseted muppets are to be paraded around the globe, costing us millions that we simply can no longer afford.
We were pampered and cosseted in such a caring manner and if we were unsure or did not understand then one of the nurses would explain things to us and our families so that we did.
I think it comes down to how far removed their cosseted lives of luxury are from our own these days.
"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.
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.