[ US /kɝˈɛs/ ]
[ UK /kəɹˈɛs/ ]
  1. a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
    he showered her with caresses
    the caresses of the breeze played over his face
    soft music was a fond caress
  1. touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
    He caressed her face
    They fondled in the back seat of the taxi
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How To Use caress In A Sentence

  • And the images you conjure with "straddling glowing globes and caressing the giant W" makes us sound so freakin 'horny ... oh wait ... nevermind. Blogger Bender - Part II
  • ‘Don't ever do that again,’ he said quietly, his words gentle caresses against her ear as he bent down to reach her face.
  • She would have liked to be of service to the weeds vegetating beside the paths, to slay herself there so that from her flesh some huge greenery might spring, lofty and sapful, laden with birds at May-time, and passionately caressed by the sun. La faute de l'Abbe Mouret
  • And she laid her hand caressively on Kate’s arm, then rose to hurry away to the servants. The Plumed Serpent
  • I spun out of their satiny caress and ran straight into a hard body. Darkness Becomes Her
  • She is bound to the rules and the choir, but not to the private recitation of the Divine Office; she can take part in chapters, except in those in which others are admitted to vows; she cannot be elected superior, mother-vicaress, mistress of novices, assistant, counsellor, or treasurer. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip
  • 'Vieni -- vieni qua,' Hermione was saying, in her strange caressive, protective voice, as if she were always the elder, the mother superior. Women in Love
  • He is a kind of bewhiskered Sir Galahad who goes in quest of Trilby instead of the Holy Grail, and having found her, sits down on her bed and cheers her up while she kisses and caresses him. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.
  • He finally finished and moved against her, caressing her body with the one remaining piece of garlic bread he hadn't scarfed down. Mark C. Miller: The Story of the World's Strangest Romance
  • Afterward they caressed, laughed, japed, spread two straw ticks on the floor that they might have real room to move about, played, loved, his head rested between her breasts, she urged him anew and yet anew, he swore he had never known the match to her and the believing of him was a tall fire. The Boat of a Million Years
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