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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch(verb)

    hold firmly, usually with one's hands

    "She clutched my arm when she got scared"

    Synonyms:
    get hold of, prehend, hold close, hold tight, clutch, seize

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cling to

    To cherish is both to hold dear and to treat as dear. Mere unexpressed esteem would not be cherishing. In the marriage vow, "to love, honor, and cherish," the word cherish implies all that each can do by love and tenderness for the welfare and happiness of the other, as by support, protection, care in sickness, comfort in sorrow, sympathy, and help of every kind. To nurse is to tend the helpless or feeble, as infants, or the sick or wounded. To nourish is strictly to sustain and build up by food; to nurture includes careful mental and spiritual training, with something of love and tenderness; to foster is simply to maintain and care for, to bring up; a foster-child will be nourished, but may not be as tenderly nurtured or as lovingly cherished as if one's own. In the figurative sense, the opinion one cherishes he holds, not with mere cold conviction, but with loving devotion.

    See synonyms for ABANDON; CHASTEN.

    Synonyms:
    cheer, cherish, comfort, encourage, entertain, foster, harbor, hold dear, nourish, nurse, nurture, protect, shelter, treasure, value

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Karen
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How to use cling to in a sentence?

  1. Buddha:

    Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    You might be clothless presently, but you shouldn't be hopeless. Also, you might be homeless, but you shouldn't be hopeless. As well, you might be foodless presently but, don't be hopeless. Perhaps, you might be helpless currently, but never become hopeless. You might even be perplexed currently, but never become hopeless. At worst, you might have lost everything you've acquired over the years, but never lose hope. Because, hope is always available when everything else has gone. Thus, cling to it (hope) for life and never let go of it. I mean, dare to hope against (all) hope i.e. be and remain hopeful even when your situation seems hopeless. ~Emeasoba George.

  3. Frank Darabont:

    I really cling to the letters from people for whom the movie really meant something, it stopped somebody from committing suicide, or at least they credit it for it having saved their lives that day. Whatever someone needed to hear that day to reinforce them as a human being, the movie gave it to them. It's only then you realize you've made something more than just a two-hour movie.

  4. Valerie Jarrett:

    I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment, i'm fine. I'm worried about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense. The person who is walking down the street minding their own business and they see somebody cling to their purse, or run across the street, or every black parent I know who has a boy who has to sit down and have a conversation -- the talk -- as we call it. As you say, those ordinary examples of racism that happen every single day.

  5. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.


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