What does the word affection mean?

Usage examples for affection

  1. She was an only child of a mother whom her father had loved above everything in life, and she could never leave him nor suffer any affection to interfere with that which she felt for him and which he felt for her. – The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford by Mark Rutherford
  2. Lady Mary had a profound confidence in Greville's judgment and affection for Percival, and, like a sensible woman, she was aware of her own weakness. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Pine evidently guessed that we loved one another, although heaven knows that our affection has been innocent enough, and has taken this way to part us forever. – Red Money by Fergus Hume

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