lov·​ing | \ ˈlə-viŋ How to pronounce loving (audio) \

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lovingly \ ˈlə-​viŋ-​lē How to pronounce lovingly (audio) \ adverb
lovingness noun

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Examples of loving in a Sentence

The old house has undergone a loving restoration. they were a loving family, supporting each other when times were bad
Recent Examples on the Web The father said his children were kind, loving and generous. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Jury selection begins in potential death penalty trial of man accused of killing of Garfield Heights teens," 16 Sep. 2019 This handsome gray boy with green eyes is as loving as can be, with a truly winning personality. azcentral, "Myrtle and other pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 28 Feb. 2020 The two recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary and while their relationship is no doubt loving, it's also characterized by Teigen's quips at her husband. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Chrissy Teigen praises John Legend's sweet gesture: 'I haven’t been feeling like myself lately'," 28 Oct. 2019 That’s because loving Journey was easy and to not miss his sweet disposition would be impossible, Dorman said. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "’Our guardian angel’: Toddler killed by methadone overdose leaves behind grieving family," 26 Aug. 2019 And where there are chicken coops, there are likely to be homeowners who are creative, fun loving and resourceful. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Backyard chicken coops can beautify a home, and provide eggs and friendship during isolation," 16 Apr. 2020 The key is to cultivate and maintain loving, faithful relationships with other people. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "The Three Equations for a Happy Life," 9 Apr. 2020 He is survived by his loving family, wife Theresa Rosati (née Cortina) and seven children: Regina, Stephanie, Rick, Michael, Annamarie, William, and Jeffrey. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Fred Rosati, co-founder of the Rosati's Pizza empire, dies of natural causes at 102," 8 Apr. 2020 The loving wife of a blue-collar boss somehow crosses the line from quirkiness to madness. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 1 - 7, 2019: John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and more," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of loving

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2020

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“Loving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loving. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of loving

: feeling or showing love
: very careful and thorough


lov·​ing | \ ˈlə-viŋ \

Kids Definition of loving

: feeling or showing love or great care a loving glance

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lovingly adverb

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