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[in singular] A feeling of fondness or love:‘the local grande dame for whom George had a tendresse’
- ‘She has always had a certain tendresse for Carlo.’
- ‘His tendresse for her has a fierce and unexpected sweetness.’
- ‘It is these old men in their restrained conviviality for whom she has a particular tendresse.’
- ‘It's the older woman he has his eye on, having nursed a long and gallant tendresse for her all the while he's been away.’
- ‘He has an unspoken tendresse for a young woman on the team.’
- ‘She has a tendresse for a handsome but lowly young blacksmith.’
- ‘She looked so stricken at the thought of her cousin having a tendre for her.’
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