Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


She says there's so much in her, and that she only wants 'mothering' to bring her out.

It is the way with maids, the nearer they are to mothering the less they wish to hear of it.

Again he had to bear the mothering of her understanding eyes.

And she certainly was a thoughtful and “mothering” sister to the little ones.

They seemed comfortable; gossipy they were, and fond of mothering the girls.

The mothering instinct in her for the first time seemed to fail a little.

So he has taken advantage of your mothering his baby, has he?

Didn't she do her full share of the work by mothering the baby?

Here and there we get glimpses of her mothering love for the little one.

Sure it's the Holy Virgin herself that'll be mothering them, and the likes of them.