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adjective as in adhered

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Sierra had clung to life for seven weeks before finally succumbing to her wound.

But Kate has clung to her middle-class roots and middle-class ideas of child-rearing defiantly.

As the term splintered, people clung to it and its variations.

The first run, I just clung to the fence as the bulls passed.

With more than 88 percent of precincts reporting, Hanna clung to a six-point lead.

Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.

Yet, try as I would to strangle the idea, all through the evening the same horrible, unaccountable notion clung to me.

The bright head was bowed over the child's, as Rosemary clung to her mother's dress.

Tears filled his eyes, as he lifted the living child from the dead bosom to which it obstinately clung.

And he himself, knowing he must shortly go, still clung and hesitated, hoping against hope.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clung, such as: held, and hewed.

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