- 1Used as an affectionate form of address to a beloved person: good night, darlingMore example sentences
- ‘You look lovely every night, my darling,’ he responded, stretching his hand towards her.
- Come sit by me, my little darlings, my babies, my own.
- There, right outside my door, stood him, my darling, my love.
- 1.1A lovable or endearing person: he’s such a darlingMore example sentences
- So the next time you find yourself disappointed in Nancy's favourite sports star, ask yourself why it was that the only qualifications you required for a good role model for your darling were good stick handling or a sweet free throw.
- The onus is on you to put magic into each moment spent in your darling's company.
- ‘Your two favourite things,’ sighed my darling as she headed for bed.
- 1.2A person who is particularly popular with a certain group: he is the darling of Labour’s left wingMore example sentences
- His wit and brilliance made him the darling of the popular cause.
- He was the darling of the West and a popular personality in regional and international forums.
- He's always fashioned himself as the darling of the left.
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- 1Beloved: his darling wifeMore example sentences
- He also prayed for Jonathan's mother, who had never been the same since losing both her beloved husband and darling daughter, and for her son.
- He was predeceased by his darling wife, Maureen, and their son Pat.
- In his letter to Joanne, he wrote: ‘For my darling Jo Jo, I have never loved a soul the way I love you.’
- 1.1(In affected use) pretty; charming: a darling little pillbox hatMore example sentences
- Ava packed all kinds of cute little outfits for the bush including some sweet sweater sets and a darling pair of heels.
- Haleigh has such a darling family - her baby sister is just gorgeous, though I don't think I can say the same for her younger brother.
- Leading this group was a gorgeous blonde flapper dressed in darling scarlet and smoking a cigarette carelessly.
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- Used as a friendly or encouraging preface to a request: be a darling and don’t mention I’m hereMore example sentences
- If you spot anything not right be a darling and tell me in the comments.
- Yes, yes, Alicia, be a darling and save the mazurka for me.
- Can you be a darling and get me a glass of lime juice?