Tim didn't show much affection, even to his thirteen sons.
Not once had she declared any affection for him.
He'd gone from being tormented by his own mother to the affection of an abusive father who regretted ever having him.
As a stranger to human affection, he'd never quite gotten used to her hugs.
Right now, any affection would be welcome; and Alex was obviously an affectionate person.
A still longer separation followed, but the wolf again remembered his old associate and showed great affection upon his return.
She was jealous as a lover of the child's affection, and the struggle between the mother and grandmother was one of the bitterest of Aurore's childish troubles.
But first I need company and the affection of a sweet little friend.
She wondered if it was because of the thought of her seducing someone else or because of her triumph at winning his affection, even if he beat her at every other thing.
She met his gaze, wondering if any part of him was capable of affection or if she'd wither like a dried-out flower.
Maybe it was because Alex seemed to have more affection for them than he did anything else lately.
Let's just say, I may have misjudged more than your affection for me.
There would be time enough for affection after the party – when they were alone.
Sarah batted her eyelashes at Dean in hopes of winning over hisaffection.
He'd granted favors to women as a way of releasing his frustration, but never with any real affection-- just physical need.
Her character, as depicted in the poems, is not an attractive one; but she seems to have entertained a genuine affection for her lover.
My uxorious husband does his best to show his affection through my primary love languages.
Deidre wasn't certain if there was any affection for his daughter, though his persistence in healing her was a sign of either care or obligation.
Lifting her chin for his affection, she forced his lips down to hers.
He pulled her into his arms and kissed her tenderly, but his affection lacked sincerity.
The succeeding years of disunion and misrule under the Danes explain the belated affection with which his countrymen came to regard him.
Dean had trouble remembering who was who but all were of like mind in their affection for the old man who turned up the charm meter a notch or two.
In psychology the terms "affection" and "affective" are of great importance.
She accepted everything I did for her as a matter of course, and refused to be caressed, and there was no way of appealing to her affection or sympathy or childish love of approbation.
She said her only consolation was the fact that the princess allowed her to share her sorrow, that all the old misunderstandings should sink into nothing but this great grief; that she felt herself blameless in regard to everyone, and that he, from above, saw her affection and gratitude.
In 1834 he was appointed professor of physics, but in 5839 contracted an affection of the eyes while studying the phenomena of colour and vision, and, after much suffering, resigned.
A time of furlough in Corsica from September 1786 to September 1787 served to strengthen his affection for his mother, and for the island which he still hoped to free from the French yoke.
Such an association proves that there is very little difference between the dog and the wolf in recognition of man as an object of affection and veneration.
But this was a mere legal formality, and on the whole the marriage seems to have met the views of both parties, 'neither of whom had any affection for the other.
He really did feel affection for her, if he was jealous.
But if the motive of his patronage had been merely politic it never could have inspired the affection which it did in its recipients.
Does that mean we can't indulge in a little innocent affection now and then?
The king's attitude secured for him the good will and affection of a people, loyal by tradition to the house of Orange, and the revolutionary disturbances of 1848 found no echo in Holland.
But, on the other hand, the vital spirits cause a movement in the gland by which the mind perceives the affection of the organs, learns that something is to be loved or hated, admired or shunned.
Though not a great monarch, King Humbert had, by his unfailing generosity and personal courage, won the esteem and affection of his people.
It was suggested that the motive of the murder was the brothers' rivalry in the affection of Donna Sancha, wife of Giuffre, the pope's youngest son, while there were yet darker hints at incestuous relations of Cesare and the duke with their sister Lucrezia.
By the aid of Apollo, who served him as a slave - either as a punishment for having slain the Cyclopes, or out of affection for his mortal master - he won the hand of Alcestis, the most beautiful of the daughters of Pelias, king of Iolcus.
He found that his Sophie was an idealized version of a rather common and ill-educated woman, and she consoled herself with the affection of a young officer, after whose death she committed suicide.
He got into some trouble with the chancellor, Gardiner, over a ribald play, "Pammachius," performed by the students, deriding the old ecclesiastical system, though Bonner wrote to Parker of the assured affection he bore him.
There is little doubt that some redundant narratives in the Ring were of earlier conception than the four complete dramas, and that their survival is due partly to Wagner's natural affection for work on which he had spent pains, and partly to a dim notion that (like Browning's method in The Ring and the Book) they might serve to reveal the story afresh in the light of each character.
Their remains were deposited in the family tomb of their master, who sometimes erected monuments in testimony of his affection and regret.
Doubtless there was often genuine mutual affection; slaves sometimes, as in noted instances during the civil wars, showed the noblest spirit of devotion to their masters.
She was, alas, the helpless victim of my outbursts of temper and of affection, so that she became much the worse for wear.
My eyes fill with tears now as I think how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.
She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.
"Rugayushka!" he added, involuntarily by this diminutive expressing his affection and the hopes he placed on this red borzoi.
Two witnesses for the mock marriage--Khvostikov, a retired petty official whom Dolokhov made use of in his gambling transactions, and Makarin, a retired hussar, a kindly, weak fellow who had an unbounded affection for Kuragin--were sitting at tea in Dolokhov's front room.
Pierre had evoked the passionate affection of the Italian merely by evoking the best side of his nature and taking a pleasure in so doing.
If he returned her affection, would she grow tired of him?
It didn't create trust or affection or hope or love.
There were soon signs that Henry's affection, which had before been a genuine passion, had cooled or ceased.
The princess' beautiful eyes with all their former calm radiance were looking with tender affection and pity at Mademoiselle Bourienne's pretty face.
"No, Princess, I have lost your affection forever!" said Mademoiselle Bourienne.
Why do you suppose that I should look severely on your affection for that young man?
He looked at the snowflakes fluttering above the fire and remembered a Russian winter at his warm, bright home, his fluffy fur coat, his quickly gliding sleigh, his healthy body, and all the affection and care of his family.
"Is it possible that Amelie" (Mademoiselle Bourienne) "thinks I could be jealous of her, and not value her pure affection and devotion to me?"
There is no direct evidence of it, but the conduct of her close ally Constant may be quoted in its support, and it is certain that she had no affection for the Bourbons.