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- Obsolete spelling of
1676, Aphra Behn, “The Town-Fop”, in The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. III:
- Ye all doat upon him, but he's not the Man you take him for.
1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, London: A[ndrew] Millar, OCLC 928184292:
- I took any means to get access to you. O speak to me, Sophia! comfort my bleeding heart. Sure no one ever loved, ever doated like me.
1786, Robert Burns, “Song, Composed in Spring”, in Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns:
- --And maun I still on Menie doat, And bear the scorn that's in her e'e?
1825, William Hazlitt, The Spirit of the Age:
- We are so far advanced in the Arts and Sciences, that we live in retrospect, and doat on past atchievements.
doat (plural doats)
declension of doat