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  • v  treat with excessive indulgence
    Let's not mollycoddle our students!
  • v  cook in nearly boiling water
    coddle eggs

  • To coddle the egg yolk, bring a small pot of water to a boil, slowly add the egg in its shell, and cook for three minutes.
  • Makers of athletic shoes have grown and prospered by selling a steady stream of new and improved models designed to cushion, coddle and correct the feet.
  • In a region not known to coddle second-raters, it is not much fun to be the least distinctive sports franchise in town.

  • President Bush in FOXNews
    OBAMA: Blamed some of the problem of terrorism in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region on Bush administration policy in Pakistan, saying "We can't coddle, as we did, a dictator, give him billions of dollars and then he's making peace treaties with the...
  • Richard Shelby in Florida Today
    We cannot afford to continue to coddle the dreams of rocket hobbyists and so-called commercial providers who claim the future of US human spaceflight can be achieved faster and cheaper than Constellation,Shelby said.
  • Nancy Pelosi in International Herald Tribune
    Senator Frist now suggests that the best way forward in Afghanistan is to coddle the Taliban by welcoming Taliban members into a coalition government, as if 9/11 had never happened,Pelosi said Tuesday in a statement.

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