Definition of "tendernesses" [tendernesses]

  • Plural form of tenderness. (noun)

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Use "tendernesses" in a sentence
  • "In the domestic circle his affections and his tendernesses were his most conspicuous traits, and in the domestic circle he was as unfortunate for his children through his very virtues as outside it he was unfortunate by reason of his vices."
  • "I rather suspect there were "tendernesses," but only such as a fine gentleman permits himself amongst semi-savage peoples -- something that seems to say, "Be as fond of me as you like, and it is a great privilege you enjoy; and I, on my side, will accord you such of my affections as I set no particular store by.""
  • "Also, on occasion, she can be firm and hard, even cynical An intellectual woman, and at the same time a very womanly woman, capable of sudden tendernesses, flashes of emotion, and abrupt actions."