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synonyms for cradling

  • lull
  • nestle
  • nourish
  • nurse
  • rock
  • support
  • tend
  • watch over
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antonyms for cradling

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  • abandon
  • ignore
  • neglect
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How to use cradling in a sentence

He flung himself half-around on his chair so that his arms rested on its back, cradling his face.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
Tenderly they lifted him up, cradling the blond, blood-soaked thatch in their arms, and bore him back to the city.
WARRIOR OF THE DAWNHOWARD CARLETON BROWNE
Through the open door, he saw Mrs. Kalaufa across the street, still cradling the child.
VICTORYLESTER DEL REY
Heavy, heavy—his eyelids were drooping; the wet walls receding into a great darkness, a hand cradling his head.
THE SENSITIVE MANPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
Tongues of fire flared from the hole, speared to the ground and were deflected upward, cradling the metal ball in a wave of flame.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, APRIL, 1931VARIOUS
Shann made his way at an angle to avoid the smoking pit cradling the wreckage of the Terran ship.
STORM OVER WARLOCKANDRE NORTON
Cradling him tenderly in his arms, he got quietly to his feet.
THE WOLF CUBPATRICK CASEY
Crebillon had then ended by cradling himself in a sort of imaginary nobility.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 4, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 1, 1851VARIOUS
The cradling boat and the patter upon the roof soon put us to sleep.
VIRGINIA: THE OLD DOMINIONFRANK W. HUTCHINS AND CORTELLE HUTCHINS
Green and Pinkerton were busy at the claim, cradling the last of the wash-dirt taken out.
TOM GERRARDLOUIS BECKE
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