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 for Fawned
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fawn \Fawn\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fawned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Fawning.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice,
     welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel.
     fagna to rejoice, welcome. See Fain.]
     To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to
     flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.
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           You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like
           hounds.                                  --Shak.
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           Thou with trembling fear,
           Or like a fawning parasite, obeyest.     --Milton.
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           Courtiers who fawn on a master while they betray him.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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