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This came, they said, of cherishing such creatures as the Pinches.

They owed her something, protection, or cherishing tenderness.

Now, we cannot indict a man for cherishing hopes, or for encouraging them in others.

Will not Heaven be angry with me for cherishing such a wish?

Show that yours is so, I entreat, by cherishing the peace of the colony.

He was apologetic; but he was yet, to be sure, cherishing a bashful pride.

That of cherishing a Passion for Society, to the neglect of domestic duty.

There are already abundant proofs to warrant us in cherishing it.

And, cherishing that hate, his heart became hard and bitter and sour.

They are cherishing destruction in their bosom every hour that they continue otherwise.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., cherischen, from Old French cheriss-, present participle stem of chierir "to hold dear" (12c., Modern French chérir), from chier "dear," from Latin carus "dear, costly, beloved" (see whore). The Latin word also is the source of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese caro; Old Provençal, Catalan car. Related: Cherished; cherishing.

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