fuss


fuss
01. My grandma always liked to [fuss] over us kids, making sure we were properly dressed, making us eat more, etc.
02. We never made a [fuss] over birthdays in our house. We just had a simple dinner, with a small cake, and a couple of small presents.
03. The old woman [fussed] over her cats, brushing their fur every day, and giving them special cushions to sleep on.
04. Stop [fussing] with your food, and just eat it!
05. Her daughter is such a [fussy] eater that it drives my wife crazy trying to find dishes she'll enjoy.
06. Monica is very [fussy] about her home; everything has to be in its exact place.
07. Her friends made a big [fuss] over her when she broke up with her boyfriend, but she wasn't actually very upset.
08. My husband and I aren't [fussy] about hotels when we go travelling; all we want is some place that is clean and reasonably priced.
09. The mother [fussed] over her daughter as she put on her wedding dress, making sure everything was just perfect.
10. Your mum isn't really too [fussy] about cards and presents for Mother's Day. She'd much rather you just visited her.
11. I don't know what all the [fuss] is about. I asked the secretary to get me some coffee, and she just flipped out.
12. He [fussily] smoothed the wrinkles out of his suit, and adjusted his tie.
13. Elizabeth Janeway once said that if one is going to change things, one has to make a [fuss], and catch the eye of the world.
14. A German proverb observes that mules make a great [fuss] about their ancestors having been donkeys.

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