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synonyms for clinging

  • adherent
  • agglutinant
  • coherent
  • osculant
  • persistent
  • tenacious
  • viscid
  • viscous
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How to use clinging in a sentence

The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Was it his moment of iron self-mastery that brought her with outstretched, clinging arms towards him?
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
"No," said the Bull over his shoulder as he lifted his hind legs from the clinging mud and cleared his nostrils.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Crossing the heath, her pathway lay near the spot where she had been found, clinging to the bosom of her dead mother.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Matt, clinging like grim death to the stout hemp, was jerked into the air and hurled forward and inward.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
With him was a little girl, three years old or more, clinging to his hand as if in fear.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
The man came to a stop within a few feet of the very post to which Black Hood was clinging.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The ice cracked ominously, but step by step he drew closer to where Ritter was clinging.
THE MYSTERY AT PUTNAM HALLARTHUR M. WINFIELD
The woman reminds one of a red lizard—a salamander—her “svelte” body seemingly boneless in its gown of clinging scales.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
It was very quiet and still in the garden, with its close-shaven lawns and the clinging scent of the roses.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CLINGING

  • adherent
  • adhering
  • agglutinant
  • attaching
  • clinging
  • clingy
  • gelatinous
  • glutinous
  • gooey
  • gummed
  • gummy
  • holding
  • hugging
  • mucilaginous
  • pasty
  • resinous
  • sticky
  • tenacious
  • viscid
  • viscous
  • waxy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.