(third-person singular simple present doats, present participle doating, simple past and past participle doated)
- 1786, Robert Burns, “Song, Composed in Spring”, in Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns:
- --And maun I still on Menie doat, And bear the scorn that's in her e'e?
- 1825, William Hazlitt, The Spirit of the Age:
- We are so far advanced in the Arts and Sciences, that we live in retrospect, and doat on past atchievements.