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Synonyms for caressing

affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

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Nor little Possums," she hurried on, nodding her head and reaching out a caressing hand to where the fox terrier was ecstatically gnawing a deer-rib.
He broke into a trot, and Madge's lips pursed, forming an avenue for the caressing sound that it was the will of her to send forth.
Dubai: An engineer has been accused of molesting his colleague by caressing her hand and knee.
And all too soon I was tenderly caressing my phone's touch screen like an attentive lover, poring over photos of friends' nights out or intrigued by A19 chaos.
The installation of 1,400 hands represents the six continents caressing the world, uniting its inhabitants.
All I need is the cuddling we used to have and the touching and caressing.
Then I pondered if our Prophet would caress the children of Gaza as if he were caressing Qasim, Abdullah or Ibrahim.
My boyfriend and I had sex, but then he and the other guy got it together and his partner and I also ended up kissing and caressing.
The 27-year-old is said to be "smitten" with hunky Artem Chigvintsev and the pair have already been spotted caressing in public.
The psychologists ranked levels of affection from negative or occasionally negative to warm, caressing or extravagant.
Only the readers' hands appear, repeatedly caressing or tapping the surface of the cards like charms, as if touch could extract more meaning from them.
Shelby stops the kissing and caressing, and leaves.
The older population views sexual activities as including kissing or hugging, sexual touching or caressing, and sexual intercourse.
She also observes, "When poets are not caressing themselves with their own words, they're busy a-courting posterity.
Given positive stimulation from others, which in real-life situations includes caressing and suckling, babies first learn to recognize eyes and their surrounding facial features, the scientists theorize.