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media darling

A very famous and popular person who receives exceptionally positive media coverage or attention. Ever since the election season began, the presidential hopeful has become quite the liberal media darling. The rising star has captured the world with her talent and beauty, becoming one of the biggest media darlings of recent times.
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better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave

It is better for a woman to marry an old man who treats her well than a controlling young man. If anyone says that Lord Alistair is too old for you, just remember: better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.
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Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.

Prov. A young woman should prefer to marry an old man who dotes on her rather than a young man who may treat her badly. When Mr. Nash proposed to me, I thought he was too old, but my mother advised me, "Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave." When Marion's friends objected that her fiance was much too old for her, she said, "Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave."
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Darling first heard of Peter when she was tidying up her children's minds.
Darling found things she could not understand, and of these quite the most perplexing was the word Peter.
Darling did not know, but after thinking back into her childhood she just remembered a Peter Pan who was said to live with the fairies.
Darling was puzzling over them when Wendy said with a tolerant smile:
Darling did not know what to think, for it all seemed so natural to Wendy that you could not dismiss it by saying she had been dreaming.
Darling examined them very carefully; they were skeleton leaves, but she was sure they did not come from any tree that grew in England.
Darling had bathed them and sung to them till one by one they had let go her hand and slid away into the land of sleep.
I can't say enough about how proud I am of our team at Darling Homes," said Amy Rino, president of Darlings Houston division.
Mr Cunningham is not so much concerned to describe the bravery shown by the two Darlings but to 'describe and explain why an act of courage should have had such resonance' in British life for over 100 years.
Nick works hard to help the Darlings who consider themselves 'American royalty' to avoid potential disgraces, dispel rumours and keep their skeletons hidden.
WILFRID'S little darlings visited The Grace Darling Museum on Valentine's Day.
But the tiny office on Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides - where the Darlings have a home - is expected to be saved.
The world is enchanted darlings, only properly charged with libido when we look at things awry, that is, through the distorting lens of our own desire, which means fantasy, sweetie-darling, fantasy.
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