Example sentences for: affectionate

How can you use “affectionate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Yet, we do cruel things to animals--smart animals, affectionate animals, cute animals--all the time.

  • You would, however, receive an affectionate reception if you were a domestic animal--sorry again, the term preferred by animal lovers is "date."

  • For example, La chata is an affectionate slang term meaning `funny face,' `honey,' or `cutie,' but in Central America or Spain a fellow would probably be punched out if he were to call his girl a `bedpan' or `barge'!

  • Critics are slightly irritated by the film's tendency toward sitcom jokes and timing but nevertheless embrace the "affectionate humor" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ) Jenkins shows toward her characters.

  • There are quite a lot of opossums where I live (not, I hasten to say, of the possum type meriting the affectionate attention of Dame Edna Everage), and one sees them most often after they have been killed on the road by a car.

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