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verb as in hold in arms; nurture

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There were calls from people on highways cradling cell-phones, lost trying to find gay saunas.

All those huddled in the background, cradling their own unheard hip-hop demos.

A woman laid down a paper plate with two warm tortillas cradling chunks of pork.

She evidenced particular tenderness in describing a woman cradling a fellow inmate who had just suffered a grand mal seizure.

He too is cradling an AK-47 with a huge 75-round magazine attached.

He flung himself half-around on his chair so that his arms rested on its back, cradling his face.

Tenderly they lifted him up, cradling the blond, blood-soaked thatch in their arms, and bore him back to the city.

Through the open door, he saw Mrs. Kalaufa across the street, still cradling the child.

Heavy, heavy—his eyelids were drooping; the wet walls receding into a great darkness, a hand cradling his head.

Tongues of fire flared from the hole, speared to the ground and were deflected upward, cradling the metal ball in a wave of flame.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cradling, such as: nourish, support, tend, nestle, lull, and rock.

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