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Soft spot   /sɑft spɑt/   Listen
Soft spot

A place of especial vulnerability.  Synonyms: weak part, weak spot.
A sentimental affection.
Any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus.  Synonyms: fontanel, fontanelle.

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"Soft spot" Quotes from Famous Books

... he force you into a duel with rapiers, or try to? and he is an expert! Say, what's the matter with you? If I'd been in your place I'd gone into him tooth and nail, and I wouldn't have left him in the shape of anything. Have you got a soft spot around ...
— Frank Merriwell at Yale • Burt L. Standish

... Jim. Every time I fell out of a tree in my youth, I landed on my head or some other soft spot, but this beats any luck I ever had. Think of it! Me sitting around in the sub-cellar of gloom yesterday afternoon with my family a thousand miles away, and deciding to go to Boston for Christmas just because I'd have to travel ten hours ...
— Homeburg Memories • George Helgesen Fitch

... do with Angelina's quiet behaviour. No. 21 was not a house that welcomed a child's ringing laughter. But, in any case, the Misses Braid were not fond of children, but only took Angelina because they had a soft spot in their dry hearts for their brother Jim, and in any case it would have been ...
— The Golden Scarecrow • Hugh Walpole

... Thurber's store," said another, "and I tell you they have things down fine. I think H. K. Thurber had the best head on him of any man I ever saw. He was quick as lightning; his judgment was good; he had no soft spot for any one, and he didn't tell his plans to any one. But Frank, his brother, seems to be just as successful, ...
— A Man of Samples • Wm. H. Maher

... Heaven's sake, don't!" cried the young man. "Have you no soft spot in your heart? God, I believe you enjoy all this. Look! Look what it says about her! The whole shameful story of that scene last night! There was a reporter there when ...
— Jane Cable • George Barr McCutcheon

... brat and leaving the Tavern to go to rack and ruin'—Moll would say, with a sneer, as she passed them. But she never interfered; for the husband who had courted her when she was a young girl was the only person for whom she still kept a soft spot in the heart that of late years seemed to have grown ...
— A Book of Quaker Saints • Lucy Violet Hodgkin

... am sure you did it beautifully, Mr. Hepburn," said Moira, moving closer to him, "and it will be making me think of home." Her soft Highland accent and the quaint Highland phrasing seemed to reach a soft spot in ...
— The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail • Ralph Connor

... and then that you seemed to have a soft spot in your gizzard for that little girl of mine. Well, I'll throw her in to boot if you put this thing through ...
— The Rustler of Wind River • G. W. Ogden

... incoherent—had not to be, if only for dearest Charles's sake. Yet what a ten thousand pities; for notwithstanding the plebeian origin on the mother's side, didn't Faircloth—these reflections came later—really surpass every male Verity present, young Tom included, though she confessed to a very soft spot in her heart for young Tom?—Surpass them, just as her brother Charles had always surpassed them in good looks and charm as in inches, above all in his air of singular good-breeding? And how extraordinarily he had transmitted this last to Faircloth, notwithstanding ...
— Deadham Hard • Lucas Malet

... deeper into the forest along the narrow path which Minnetaki must have taken. Five minutes—ten minutes—and he called again. Still there was no answer. Possibly the girl had not gone so far, or she might have left the path for the thick woods. A little farther on there was a soft spot in the path where a great tree-trunk had rotted half a century before, leaving a rich black soil. Clearly traced in this were the imprints of Minnetaki's moccasins. For a full minute Rod stopped and listened, making not a sound. Why he maintained silence he could not have explained. ...
— The Wolf Hunters - A Tale of Adventure in the Wilderness • James Oliver Curwood

... you've got here. They tell me it's called 'the Old Corner House.' That's the way I was directed here. And so that rascal of mine's been here all winter? Nice, soft spot he fell into." ...
— The Corner House Girls at School • Grace Brooks Hill

... it happen?" asked Dave, in as kindly a tone as he could assume, for he saw that Pete Barnaby was in serious trouble. The turnout had landed in a particularly soft spot, and was settling deeper and ...
— Dave Porter and His Rivals - or, The Chums and Foes of Oak Hall • Edward Stratemeyer

... face on the corner of his black apron energetically; "I leave you to judge!—I ask you!—Last night I has a job that needs to be done in the night, and I works all night. Well, there's nothing in that. But this morning I comes along this road here, looking for a sunny and soft spot to sleep in, and I sees this desolation and ruination. I've lived myself in desolation and ruination; I knows many a fellow-creetur that's forced to live life long in desolation and ruination; and I sits me down and takes pity on it, as I casts my eyes about. Then comes ...
— Tom Tiddler's Ground • Charles Dickens

... had rented a studio in a precisely similar building, and the concierge to whom he applied might have been the twin sister of the voluble amply proportioned citoyenne of long ago who had kept a maternal eye on his socks and shirts and a soft spot in her heart for the bel Anglais who chaffed her unmercifully, but paid his rent with commendable promptitude. A huge woman, with a shrewd not unkindly face, she sat in a rocking chair with a diminutive kitten on her shoulder and a ...
— The Shadow of the East • E. M. Hull

... genial, whole-souled smile, for the old lady had a soft spot in her heart for boys, and was already longing to give him some fruit ...
— Raspberry Jam • Carolyn Wells

... first. But the applying of those brakes saved our lives. The next instant there was a blinding flash and a deafening report. All that I remember is that I was flying through the air, and wondering if I would land in a soft spot. Then ...
— Over The Top • Arthur Guy Empey

... similar to those they had before encountered, and the hiss of steam, when they stepped upon some soft spot, ceased to alarm them with dread of serpents, but merely made them avoid such spots ...
— Mother Carey's Chicken - Her Voyage to the Unknown Isle • George Manville Fenn

Words linked to "Soft spot" :   heart, warmness, underbelly, good part, fontanelle, weak spot, cranium, child's body, brainpan, orifice, fontanel, tenderness, weak part, braincase, anterior fontanelle, Achilles' heel, philia, sphenoidal fontanelle, affection, affectionateness, sphenoidal fontanel, jugular, fondness, opening, porta, warmheartedness, sphenoid fontanel, sphenoid fontanelle, weakness

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