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Used as an affectionate form of address.‘Ruth, lovey, are you there?’
- ‘‘Oh, lovey,’ she said, sitting down and taking his face in her hand, ‘That bad?’’
- ‘Tomorrow I'll give you my gift lovey, and it will be loads of fun, I said, tickling her.’
- ‘So common sense tells me that they're not going to do it to you or me, lovey.’
- ‘‘We're on foot now, my loveys,’ he said, in an artificially jolly tone.’
- ‘Hmm, never underestimate the value of friends and family discount, lovey.’
- ‘I stuck my head in the door and said ‘I am just here lovey, but it's time for sleep.’’
- ‘‘Now, lovey, I want you to stay here and be nice and quiet for a while,’ she whispered to her burden.’
- ‘‘Just kidding, lovey,’ said Christopher affectionately.’
- ‘Just in time to help me, lovey, these costumes need to be done soon for the production this year.’
- short for lovey-dovey
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