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affection

noun
     
af‧fec‧tion [singular, uncountable]
1 a feeling of liking or love and caring [= fondness]
affection for
Bart had a deep affection for the old man.
She looked back on those days with affection.
Their father never showed them much affection.
The church was held in great affection (=loved and cared about a lot) by the local residents.
2

somebody's affections

the feelings of love and caring that someone has:
Africa has always had a special place in my affections.

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