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fawn (all) over someone

Fig. to flatter someone or attend to someone excessively; to curry favor with someone. Please stop fawning all over the guests. You are embarrassing me. She always fawns over us when we visit.
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fawn (up)on someone

Fig. to praise and flatter someone. Aunt Mabel fawned on the new baby till the poor child was rescued by her mother. I hate the way our aunts fawn on us at family gatherings.
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WE wish so, very greatly," bleated a young fawn, who had only been born that spring, and did not at all like it.
When the Truce ends that shall be remembered in thy favour," and he looked keenly through the darkness to make sure of recognising the fawn again.
We shall see the mohwa in blossom yet, and the little fawns all fat with new grass.
You could hear the does and fawns coughing in the snuff-like dust.
Every line is an idea conveying either the beauty and playfulness of the fawn, or the artlessness of the maiden, or her love, or her admiration, or her grief, or the fragrance and warmth and appropriateness of the little nest-like bed of lilies and roses which the fawn devoured as it lay upon them, and could scarcely be distinguished from them by the once happy little damsel who went to seek her pet with an arch and rosy smile on her face.
Then consider the garden of "my own," so overgrown, entangled with roses and lilies, as to be "a little wilderness"--the fawn loving to be there, and there "only"--the maiden seeking it "where it should lie"--and not being able to distinguish it from the flowers until "itself would rise"--the lying among the lilies "like a bank of lilies"--the loving to "fill itself with roses,"
I'll tell you, if you'll move a little further on,' the Fawn said.
So they walked on together though the wood, Alice with her arms clasped lovingly round the soft neck of the Fawn, till they came out into another open field, and here the Fawn gave a sudden bound into the air, and shook itself free from Alice's arms.
When the wolf finds the fawn, does he lie down and sleep?
But the love which accepts the meanest crumbs of comfort that can be thrown to it--which fawns and grovels and deliberately deceives itself, in its own intensely selfish interests--was the love that burned in Francine's breast.
Item Specification for Telemetry Equipment-Satellite Collars for Female Fawn Mule Deer
Years ago, it took a lot of experience to identify the specific predator that killed a fawn using bite marks alone.
I used recorded fawn distress calls played through a Johnny Stewart electronic call operated by remote control.
With bobcats and bears also taking their share, it's not easy being a fawn in Worcester County or anywhere else.
Fawn does her best to protect her new furry pal and Tinkerbell arrives just in time to help out towards the end.