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synonyms for cling

  • adhere
  • clasp
  • fasten
  • cherish
  • clutch
  • cohere
  • continue
  • embrace
  • endure
  • grasp
  • grip
  • hug
  • last
  • linger
  • squeeze
  • stick
  • be true to
  • cleave to
  • freeze to
  • hang in
  • hang onto
  • hold fast
  • stay put
  • stick like glue
See also synonyms for: clinging / clung
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antonyms for cling

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  • loose
  • loosen
  • unfasten
  • discontinue
  • halt
  • let go
  • release
  • stop
  • detach
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How to use cling in a sentence

Life is represented as struggling to free herself from the gross earthly forms that cling to her.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
It is wonderful how long a withered leaf will sometimes cling to its branch.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
These had a ghostly effect on Yung Pak, and made him cling closely to the side of his tutor.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Even when the new have been adopted we very often find that something of the ancient and discarded notions cling in our phrases.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
We occupy too wide an extent of country: we exhaust our resources without profit and without necessity: we cling to dreams.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
The boys placed the girls amidships, and showed them how to cling to the straps on either side.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Even where the blocks of stone cling in the bed, it is only a short time before they are again set in motion or ground to pieces.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Cling as closely as possible to the saddle, but avoid stooping forward, or using your hands to keep you in your seat.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
See the tottering baby cling to its mother for support; watch it run to her when it is frightened.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
Why should any cling to an oath of allegiance to a power that, in this particular, as well as in others, is anti-christian?
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CLING

  • adherence
  • adhesiveness
  • attachment
  • bond
  • cling
  • grip
  • stickiness
  • sticking
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.