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verb as in nurse

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Example Sentences

Things might have seemed fine at first, the baby crying, suckling, being passed around the group for love and comfort, but soon it would have been clear that the baby’s health was declining.

Some simply have a fold of skin that protects their young while they suckle.

It is Ma who suggests to Rose of Sharon that she suckle a starving man.

When they suckle their young, they take them in their paws, and present the breast to them like a woman.

Men cannot give birth to a child, nor can they suckle a child; they can only procreate children, or become fathers.

Man belongs to the highest class of vertebrates, the Mammals, which produce living young and suckle them.

He cautiously pulled back a branch of the honey-suckle, and looked through.

In consumption, all efforts to suckle are frequently equally fatal to the mother and child.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to suckle, such as: breastfeed, nourish, and nurture.

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