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Synonyms for caress

Synonyms for caress

to touch or stroke affectionately

Synonyms for caress

a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

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touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

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If so, Loy suggests that "braying brassily" can be a form of "caressive calling"; her supposition notably counters Darwin, who could not understand the evolutionary need for the noises that accompany laughter.
This is still recognizably the world of Spindrift--the soft, caressive landscape, the half lights of "eventide" and dawn, and the derivative phrasing.
The central spondee in "Upon the steep floor flung from dawn to dawn," for example, bolstered by alliteration, suggests a precipitant but caressive violence that is--even before the reader's train of interpretation has arrived at the epiphanies of the last two lines--somehow numinous with meaning because so stressed, so stressful, and so desired.
This comes across not only through the informal pose of the sitter and the caressive, diagonal brush strokes that form his garment, but the curious, bloodlike slashes of red that indicate the meeting of his lips.
TWO BOOKS, BOTH COMPACT, made up of short prose texts of at once sparse, discreet, and yet powerfully evocative and even intensely imaginative manner, all devoted to directly yet obliquely lived moments: Pierre Michon's proclivity--already manifest in his Vie de Joseph Roulin (1988), L'Empereur d'Occident (1999), and Rimbaud le fils (1992)--for the revisiting of documented lived existence continues here, in Abbes and Corps du roi, unabated, fervent, informed, caressive, finely eloquent yet beyond the prestige and shimmer of sheer style, much though language may offer itself as a tool of delicate memorialization, in itself precariously transcendent of life's seeming brittlenesses.
Its own orchestration of "sudden discontinuities" and "caressive moments" returns us to the question of "mapping" that uncertainty.