[ noun ] a positive feeling of liking
"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt" "the child won everyone's heart"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
He treats this deep-eyed , bearded , bony crackpot with tangible affection and respect .(The Providence Journal...)
As for the ladies , they were full of charm , and sincerity , and deep and abiding affection for this hurrying driving , honest , little man .(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
And if the affection for the suburban branch reflects a desire to shop with `` nice people '' , rather than with the indiscriminate urban mass which supports the downtown department_store , the central location may be in serious trouble .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Therefore , give Him your affection and store up His love for you .(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
Kate drew more_and_more on her affection for Joel through the hot days of summer work .