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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NURSING

Then you mean to give up society for the sake of nursing the poor?

Kingozi, nursing the bowl of his pipe, continued to stare up at him.

He flicked the ashes from his cigar, nursing his knee with the other hand.

I found the kindliest of nursing and care in my old quarters in the Schuyler mansion.

Was the nursing of my betrothed one of those services, Marquis?

She remembered that there were Sisters of Charity there, who used to go about nursing the sick.

And Mr. Lumbey went on nursing the baby with a thoughtful look.

And that young man whom you have been nursing, that friend of your brother's—oh!

Nana was now nursing little Victor, who had a goose-bone in his throat.

After the accident in the Rue de la Nation she had spent their savings in nursing him.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, verbal noun from nurse (v.). Meaning "profession of one who nurses the sick" is from 1860.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NURSING

tending

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