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  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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutchverb

    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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. George Lucas:

    Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

  4. Sonny Bono:

    Don't cling to fame. You're just borrowing it. It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.

  5. Zumhar Jamal al-Karwi:

    We won't accept Jalawla remaining in Kurdish clutches. If they cling to it by force, it will be retaken by force, we are prepared to fight against the Kurds alongside the militias unless the peshmerga leave Jalawla.


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