Part of speech: adjective

Tenderly loved; very dear.

Part of speech: noun

One beloved; a pet.

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Usage examples "darling":

  1. I must leave you, darling! - "The Flight of the Shadow", George MacDonald.
  2. I'm a bad girl, darling, but I'll find a way to take you. - "Gaslight Sonatas", Fannie Hurst.
  3. The darling, darling little thing! - "Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories", Kathleen Norris.